Since her husband of 23 years left her, Angela Kirby has been a waitress, a kitchen hand, a sous-chef and a gardener. At age 50, she began writing cookery and gardening books.
Now at 69 she's won the prestigious BBC Wildlife Magazine Nature Poetry Competition.
She joins Martha to discuss poetry, gardens and rebirth after divorce.
Angela reads two of her poems - Brain Coral - the winner of the BBC Wildlife Magazine competition and published in this month's magazine, and one of her early poems Snake in the Grass, published in No Holds Barred - an anthology of women's poetry edited by The Raving Beauties (The Women's Press; ISBN: 0704339633, 1985).
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