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Dean Parking, Martin Bell and Naomi Jaffa

3 hours, 30 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 06 October 2011

Georgina Wroe sits in.

It's National Poetry Day and, to celebrate, Georgina has loads of wordsmiths lined up for a chat this afternoon. They include:

Former BBC war reporter Martin Bell with his book of light and dark verse called For Whom the Bell Tolls.

Victor Tapner, whose book Flatlands has been nominated for two awards. They're all poems about prehistoric East Anglia.

Mike Bannister, the chairman of the Café Poets in Halesworth, whose poem Satin Moth has been included in The Best British Poetry 2011 book.

Naomi Jaffa, Director of the Poetry Trust, who looks ahead to the Aldeburgh Poetry Festival in November.

Audio poet Dean Parkin sits on the sofa. He's done work at a UN base in Germany and performed at an Edinburgh Festival fringe event last year.

Also on the show:

Historian Bob Horlock chats to Georgina about his book on past photos of the Mistley, Manningtree and Lawford area.

Michael Perry, the new Product Manager at Thompson and Morgan in Ipswich, gives Georgina his gardening tips in this week's Growing Places.


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