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The Sound and the Fury

Series showcasing the best new poetry and spoken word, presented by Radio 4 poet-in-residence Daljit Nagra. 1 of 4: PJ Harvey and Don Paterson in conversation.

Writing, rage and the lost art of making mixtapes in the first episode of Radio 4's new alternative poetry series, presented by Radio 4 poet-in-residence Daljit Nagra.

In Episode 1 - The Sound and the Fury - PJ Harvey and Don Paterson talk about why writing poetry is so different to writing lyrics. The poet Kayo Chingonyi takes us record shopping to talk about the influence of music on his debut collection, Kumukanda; and the American poet and memoirist Patricia Lockwood talks about filth, prudishness and anger.

Produced by Mair Bosworth and Hana Walker-Brown.

30 minutes

Last on

Mon 26 Jun 2017 23:00

Poems featured in this episode

Guide to Proper Mixtape Assembly

By Kayo Chingonyi

Read by the poet

From: Kumukanda

Published by: Chatto & Windus

 

Kumukanda

By Kayo Chingonyi

Read by the poet

From: Kumukanda

Published by: Chatto & Windus


Rape Joke (Extract)

By Patricia Lockwood

Read by the poet

From: Motherland Fatherland Homelandsexuals

Published by: Penguin

 

The Father and Mother of American Tit-Pics (Extract)

By Patricia Lockwood

Read by the poet

From: Motherland Fatherland Homelandsexuals

Published by: Penguin

 


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