Dana Gioia traces developments in Californian poetry since the Beats in the 1950s.
Japanese poets create new work in a location marred by a tragic history.
Poet Paul Farley explores how the language of poetry and sports commentary compare.
Creating dance to poems inspires two choreographers in very different ways.
from the BBC archive 1948
Professional listeners reveal how there is far more to listening than hearing.
A whale biologist is among those who reveal there is more to listening than hearing.
Dame Evelyn Glennie reveals how there is more to listening than hearing.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Greek and Roman love poetry.
Gyles Brandreth extols the virtues of of learning poetry by heart.
Can the Rev Richard Coles write a new power ballad to rival Total Eclipse of The Heart?
Tells us what triggered her passion for poetry...
Poet Bridget Minamore explores how women have created their own literary narratives.
Lyse Doucet and her Afghan pen pal exchange poignant letters about war, poetry and cancer.
How did Momtaza Mehri go from net savvy sixth-former to successful millennial poet?
Slam poet and playwright Kat Francois creates a 'Golden Shovel' poem
Folk singer Eliza Carthy discovers Manchester's 19th-century broadside ballads.
Michael Symmons Roberts explores why so many poets choose to become opera librettists.
Brian Bilston on becoming an accidental Twitter poet.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the Sonnet, the most enduring form in the poet’s armoury.
A ghostly tale inspired by the story of Alice Glaston, a child who died at the gallows.
Mukahang Limbu and Asima Qayyum, and mentor Katy Clanchy, on their new anthology of poems
A portrait of a writing day in Birmingham.
We take a look at three poetry anthologies from famous writers.