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The Verb at Contains Strong Language

Ian McMillan is joined by Simon Armitage and other poets live from the Contains Strong Language Festival in Hull.

44 minutes

Mark Ravenhill

Mark Ravenhill
Playwright Mark Ravenhill on his adaptation of David Walliam's 'The Boy in the Dress', and his version of Bertold Brecht's The Mother, which will be broadcast on BBC Radio 3 starring Maxine Peake on the 6th October. 

Joelle Taylor

Joelle Taylor
Poet Joelle Taylor with a blistering performance of her work-in-progress piece examining the concept of 'Butch'. Part of 'Rallying Cry', a show feauturing some of our best spoken word artists addressing contemporary issues. Rallying Cry is produced by Apples and Snakes.

francesca Beard

francesca Beard
Francesca Beard celebrates the list poem in 'The Poem That Was Really A List'. Francesca Beard will also be performing as part of Rallying Cry'.

Simon Armitage

Simon Armitage
The Poet Laureate Simon Armitage on how you manage expectations when writing a poem to a brief and the awkwardness of calling yourself a 'poet'. He also reads a new poem commissioned by the National Association of Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty that asks us to think of nature as part of our future, not just our past.

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