Found at Sea
Daljit Nagra chooses Found at Sea - Andrew Greig's sequence of poems about a voyage to a remote Orkney island. From 2014.
Poet Daljit Nagra revisits the BBC's radio poetry archive and chooses Found at Sea - Andrew Greig's powerful sequence of poems about two men's voyage to a remote Orkney island. On the way they tell stories, share haunting revelations and their hopes for the future.
Andrew Greig recounts, in poetic sequence, the tale of his open dinghy voyage from Stromness in Scapa Flow to an overnight stay on Cava island.
In a small boat in open waters, he found a new element to live in and a new metaphor for life. He captures it in a poetry sequence of moving simplicity, "in the middle of life, halfway over, we pitch on a gurly sea."
Written in six weeks, Found at Sea is a 'very wee epic', as Andrew calls it himself, about sailing, male friendship and a voyage to find a way through the rest of life by recalling the lives they've lived before.
Narrator ............Andrew Greig
Skip ...................Lewis Howden
Crew .................Tam Dean Burn
Musician ............Rachel Newton
Sound Design Lee McPhail
Director Marilyn Imrie
Producer Gordon Kennedy
An Absolutely production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in 2014.