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29/04/2016

Ian's guests on the Cabaret of the Word include the poet Maura Dooley.

45 minutes

Maura Dooley

Maura Dooley
The poet Maura Dooley’s new collection ‘The Silvering’ (Bloodaxe) is a book about grief and loss. Maura tells Ian about her writing process, which she calls ‘a chipping away’, the pleasure of the short poem, and the importance to her of the shape of the poem on the page.

The Anchoress

The Anchoress

The Anchoress is singer songwriter Catherine Anne Davies. For The Verb she performs stripped-back versions of songs from her debut album ‘Confessions of a Romance Novelist’ (Kscope) with violinist Sophie Green. A collection of songs existing in the space between autobiography and fiction, Catherine explains why she chose to give each song an epigraph.

 

The Anchoress

Tom Chatfield

Tom Chatfield

Tom Chatfield loves and writes about technology, but is also aware of how easy it can be to drown in its enticements. So he created ‘Live this Book’, which doesn’t condemn technology, but rather celebrates the different kind of time and attention created with a pen and paper.

 

Tom Chatfield

Eggs Collective

Eggs Collective

Leonie, Sara and Lowri were once teenage girls alone in their bedrooms listening to late night radio. Now they are the performance trio Eggs Collective and in ‘Late Night Love’, they celebrate the sound and language of late night radio in a show they want to sound like ‘a dinner party on the moon’. Expect power ballads…

 

Eggs Collective

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