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Fleur Adcock, Toby Litt, George Szirtes, Tishani Doshi

Presented by Ian McMillan. With poet Fleur Adcock on her new collection, Toby Litt on rock stars who write, George Szirtes's verse drama the Numbers Game and poet Tishani Doshi.

Fleur Adcock

The celebrated poet explains why cigarettes and a passion for geneaology conspired to stop her writing, as she discusses her first new collection for ten years.

Dragon Talk by Fleur Adcock is out now from Bloodaxe.

Toby Litt

Toby presents the second of a two part guide to rockstars who write, this week focussing on the novels of Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan, Nick Cave and Willy Vlautin.

George Szirtes

The TS Eliot prize-winning poet presents The Numbers Game, a verse drama about the 1948 film Force of Evil, which is the only Hollywood film with a script written in blank verse. The Numbers Game stars Kerry Shale as the voiceover and Mike Lewis; Daniel Fletcher as Jack, Clare Foster as Rose and Ellie Chidzey as Nancy.

Tishani Doshi

The Forward prize winning poet presents work from her forthcoming collection Everything Begins Elsewhere.

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