The Moon Verb
Ian McMillan shoots for the moon with Ocean Vuong, Kate Fox, Rob Drummond, Ira Lightman and Mary Jean Chan.
This week, Ian McMillan and the guests shoot for the moon.
Ian is joined by Ocean Vuong, winner of the 2017 TS Eliot prize for 'Night Sky with Exit Wounds', who has just published his first novel 'On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous' (Cape). Ocean celebrates his favourite recent moon writing by Mojave American poet Natalie Diaz. We also her from Mary Jean Chan, who has just published her debut collection 'Flèche'.
As it's our last programme of The Verb season before we take our summer break, we've brought together our Verb regulars from the past year - poets Ira Lightman and Kate Fox and linguist Rob Drummond. Together they be considering how man walking on the moon 50 years ago has changed our language and our relationship with the moon, and there will be brand new poetry from both Kate and Ira.
Presenter: Ian McMillan
Producer: Jessica Treen