New Podcast: JL Williams on the Origins of Her Poetry

When she was growing up in rural New Jersey, JL Williams wrote a play about pirates. Today, Williams is best known as a poet, but she has continued to sail across various genres, including visual arts, dance, theatre, and, most recently, opera. Although Williams may have put pirates long behind her, associations with the sea,... Continue Reading →


New Podcast: Explore Utopian York The historic City of York embodies many stories from the past, but also has a story to tell about our possible future. A series of walking tour podcasts produced for York Festival of Ideas invite us to explore the city's hidden dimensions. Along the route, presenters Sarah Lohmann and Adam Stock introduce their own research into... Continue Reading →

New Podcast: Will Harris on Becoming a Poet

It can seem dauntingly difficult for a young poet to gain a name and to get published by a respected press or magazine. But that’s exactly what Will Harris has achieved with his 2017 pamphlet All this is implied, a collection that explores the complexities of being a person of mixed Anglo-Indonesian heritage.  In this... Continue Reading →

New Podcast: Polly Atkin on the Places of Her Poetry

Polly Atkin published her first full length poetry collection, Basic Nest Architecture, in 2017. Like her two pamphlets before it - bone song (2008) and Shadow Dispatches (2013) – Basic Nest Architecture won critical acclaim, including New Writing North’s Andrew Waterhouse Prize. Suzannah V. Evans chatted with Polly about the roots of her poetic life in places... Continue Reading →

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