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7 March 2008

Friday 7 March 2008 21:45-22:30 (Radio 3)

Ian McMillan investigates the art of juggling aphorisms. Plus a new story from novelist Will Ashon.

Duration:

45 minutes

Playlist

On The Verb this week Ian McMillan talks to the poet Kei Miller, who has written his first novel. The Same Earth tells the story of the Jamaican village Watersgate and the characters who live there, over a period of fifty years.

Also on the programme, Ian investigates the history and purpose of aphorisms with James Geary and Simon May who are organising a conference on the subject, and there's a brand new story from novelist Will Ashon, about a man who lives in a hole.

And folk singer Julie Fowlis, who sings in Gaelic, performs in the studio.


Details

The Same Earth by Kei Miller is published by Orion

The Heritage by Will Ashon is published by Faber.

Julie Fowlis's album Cuilidh is on Shoeshine Records.

The World in a Phrase: Philosophy and the Aphorism, a conference organised by James Geary and Simon May, is on March 14 at Goodenough College in London. More details here.

James will also be performing his juggling aphorisms show on March 13 at Waterstones, Gower Street, London.




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