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Mohsin Hamid, Michael Rosen and Launch of Radio 3 Proms Plus Poetry Competition, Taiye Selasi and Joe Bone

Ian McMillan takes to the airwaves with Radio 3's language cabaret. This week, the launch of the Proms Poetry Competition and novelist Mohsin Hamid introduces a new short story.

Ian McMillan takes to the airwaves with Radio 3's language cabaret. This week, the poet and former Children's Laureate Michael Rosen and the poet Ruth Padel launch the Proms Poetry Competition. Entrants need to submit poems inspired by music included in this year's Proms and Michael Rosen has had a go himself. He'll read a new poem commissioned by The Verb about a piece in the 2011 Proms programme while Ruth Padel introduces some of her favourite poems about music and offers top tips for aspiring poets. The author of 'The Reluctant Fundamentalist' Mohsin Hamid introduces a new short story. The writer Taiye Selasi makes a plea for fictional portrayals of the African middle-class which she says are lacking in contemporary novels and Joe Bone with an excerpt from a new theatrical piece, Bane 3.

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