Gratitude - Experiments in Living
Ian McMillan explores the language of gratitude with writer Jack Bernhardt, poets Michael Symmons Roberts and Kate Fox, and musician and artist Leafcutter John.
In a world of daily pleases and thank yous, obligatory thank-you notes, and polite appreciation how can we express authentic gratitude with sincerity? Has lockdown made us more grateful? Can the expectation of gratitude be a burden?
Poet Kate Fox assesses the etiquette of writers’ acknowledgements – who to thank? How much is too much? Is there such a thing as oversharing? Comedy writer Jack Bernhardt imagines how grateful you’d have to be – forever - if Superman saved your life. Sound artist Leafcutter John makes gratitude reverberate through a sheet of steel, and poet Michael Symmons Roberts reflects on the complexity of expressing gratitude in praise poetry, in a post-secular world.
Producer: Ruth Thomson
- Fri 5 Mar 2021 22:00
- Fri 4 Feb 2022 22:00