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Tom Paulin on the Rhyming Weavers

Tom Paulin on the Rhyming Weavers

The Blackstaff Press first published John Hewitt’s ‘Rhyming Weavers and other Country Poets of Antrim and Down’ in 1974: now it has been reprinted. One of the poems in the collection, James Campbell’s ‘The epicure’s address to bacon’ was read by John Clifford on a BBC Radio Ulster programme made in 1975, written and presented by John Hewitt himself - and we hear a couple of extracts from the programme. The new foreword for the re-published book was written by Tom Paulin and he talks to Conal Gillespie about his memories of the first edition of the anthology (Broadcast 10th October 2004).

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Weaver Poets