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Midwinter edition

Friday 21 December 2007 21:45-22:30 (Radio 3)

Ian McMillan presents a midwinter edition of Radio 3's showcase for new writing and spoken performance. Featuring a ghost story and poetic ruminations on ice skating.

Duration:

45 minutes

Playlist

On the Verb this week is a celebration of the Winter Solstice. Poets Bill Greenwell and Fiona Sampson join Ian McMillan with poems about Ice Skating.

Playwright Colin Teevan shares a brand new seasonal ghost story and Ian & his guests discuss literature written during the harshest winters, from Siberia, Iceland and Estonia.


Common Prayer by Fiona Sampson is published by Carcanet.

Impossible Objects is written by Bill Greenwell and published by Cinnamon Press.

Colin Teevan's new play, The Devil Was Here Yesterday will be broadcast on Radio 3 on January 27th.

The Blue Fox by Sjon is translated by Vicky Cribb. It is released in January 2008 and published by Telegram Books.

Permanent Winter - New Poetry from Siberia is edited by Oleg Burkov and Yana Glembotskaya and published by Smoke Stack Press.

Collected Poems of John Cheever is published by Vintage Books.

Christmas is a Sad Season for the Poor is also included in Christmas Stories by Diana Secker Tesdell and published by Everyman's Library.




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