Main content

Incantations

The overlap between poetry and spell craft, poetic longing and art coming to life - Josie Long hears stories of magical writing.

Josie Long hears stories spell craft, poetry and art coming to life.

What can a poet learn from a consultant sorcerer? Ross Sutherland explores the poetic possibilities of spell craft. A fragment of Sappho's poetic longing is unpicked alongside a reading by Anne Carson. And at night, in a gallery, art springs to life.

Incantations
Featuring Ross Sutherland and Dr Alexander Cummins

After Fragment 31
Featuring Anne Carson and Jennifer Metsker
Produced by Stephanie Rowden and Jennifer Metsker

Nocturne
Produced by Neville Edwards and Cathy FitzGerald
On behalf of Antenna International for The National Gallery, London
Original poetry by Jacob Sam-La Rose and Aoife Mannix

Series Producer: Eleanor McDowall
A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4.

Available now

28 minutes

Broadcast

How to tell a story

Start with a hook and include a twist. Watch Josie Long's guide to great storytelling.

Radio Four in 4

What can you do in 4 minutes? Join us in some intelligent time wasting.

Short Cuts Animations

The weird and wonderful world of Short Cuts animations

Podcast