Poetry

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    Video caption: Lockdown loneliness: How writing poetry helped a new mum cope

    Samantha had her son just before the pandemic hit. Writing poetry helped her connect with others.

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    Video caption: Poet creates 'ode to Northamptonshire'

    The poem, called An Ode to the North Hamm Tune, praises "the heart of mainland Britain".

  3. Pause For Thought: 'Those 15 years inspired much of my life.'

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    Video caption: Iftikhar Awan looks back on precious time spent with his father.

    Iftikhar Awan looks back on precious time spent with his father.

  4. National BBC poetry festival comes from Cumbria

    A major BBC poetry festival called Contains Strong Language comes from Cumbria next week.

    It will be featured in programmes on Radio 3 and Radio 4, as well as BBC Radio Cumbria, and include readings and performances by writers including Jacob Polley (pictured) and Karen Lloyd, who is from Kendal.

    Jacob Polley
  5. Her & Her

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    Video caption: A lyrical and musical story told using poetry and beatboxing.
  6. An A-Z of living through tough times

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    Video caption: Spoken word poet Kai-Isiah Jamal shares his experiences of growing up in insecure housing.

    Spoken word artist Kai-Isiah Jamal shares his experiences of growing up in insecure housing.

  7. 'Climate change need not become the legacy we leave'

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    Video caption: For BBC Ideas, some reflections on climate change in the form of spoken word poetry

    Spoken word poet Magero reflects on our personal responsibility to the planet's environment.

  8. Linton Kwesi Johnson: The poetry that changed me

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    Video caption: The poet Linton Kwesi Johnson on Poems of Succession by Martin Carter
  9. Poetry For Sale?

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    Video caption: Poet and copywriter Rishi Dastidar on the relationship between poetry and advertising.

    Poet and copywriter Rishi Dastidar explores the history of the relationship between poetry and advertising.