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12 October 2007

Friday 12 October 2007 21:45-22:30 (Radio 3)

Ian McMillan hears from Slovenian and American poets and investigates the power of the definite and indefinite articles.

Duration:

45 minutes

Playlist

Malorie Blackman
The award winning author Malorie Blackman joins Ian to discuss her latest book for teenagers - horrific stories of murder, violence and dystopian futures - based on her own nightmares.

The Stuff of Nightmares by Malorie Blackman is published by Doubleday

Toby Litt
Novelist Toby Litt has written two short stories especially for the Verb to explore the difference between 'the' and 'a' and

Louis Jenkins
The master of the prose poem Louis Jenkins joins Ian to talk about his art and read the work inspired by this, his first UK reading tour, which sprang from his observations about the difference between American and European shoes.

Louis Jenkins will be hosting a poetry workshop at the Troubadour in London on 27 October and reading there on Monday 5 November.

North of the Cities by Louis Jenkins is published by Will O the Wisp press.

Ken Campbell
A unique, exciting and bizarre performance by Verb favourite Ken Campbell and

Iztok Osojnik
Slovenian poet Iztok Osojnik explains why he needs two translators to render his poems into English.




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