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New European Writing/Kate Kilalea/Kevin Jackson/Laura Veirs/The poetry of Charles Bukowski

Ian McMillan presents Radio 3's cabaret of the word, featuring the best poetry and new writing.

New European Writing

Novelist Aleksandar Hemon, author of The Lazarus Project, discusses his new collection of the best European short stories, and argues that the quantity of short fiction now being written threatens the survival of the form.

Best European Fiction 2010, Edited by Aleksandar Hemon, is out now from Dalkey Archive.

Hennecker's Ditch

The poet Kate Kilalea presents a brand new cycle of poems, written specially for the programme.


The writer and film-maker Kevin Jackson has been peering at the inscriptions on grave stones for The Verb.

Laura Veirs

Singer-songwriter Laura Veirs's album July Flame is shot through with vivid and beautiful nature writing - she explains to Ian how a having a scientist for a father, growing up in Colorado and studying geology all contributed to her unique voice.

July Flame is out now from Bella Union.

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35 Years of Spoken Word

35 Years of Spoken Word

A season of Poetry and Performance from Hull.

BBC Arts

BBC Arts

Explore the BBC Arts website and discover the best of British art and culture.

The Dylan Thomas Collection

The Dylan Thomas Collection

Listen to programmes, poetry readings and commentary from Radio 3's Dylan Thomas Day.