New Podcast: Sounds Unreal

Stream here or download via your favourite podcast player. Sound is part of our everyday life experience, but it’s hard to understand and define its meaning and workings; sound can feel strange or unfamiliar when we try to put it into words. Professor Helen Abbott, a specialist in nineteenth-century French poetry and music at the... Continue Reading →

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New Podcast: Liz Berry’s Locations and Locutions

Stream here or download via your favourite podcast player. The title of Liz Berry’s first, multi-award-winning poetry collection, Black Country, signals her place of birth - and unsurprisingly the book was described by reviewers as a ‘sooty, soaring hymn to her native West Midlands’. A more symbolic place is visited in her second pamphlet, The... Continue Reading →

SPEAK: A New Poetry Salon for the North East

Suzannah V. Evans introduces SPEAK: Salon, a new venture between Durham and York that invites everyone to experience poetry in performance. The first free salon is 11th June, 18.30, in Durham World Heritage Site Visitor Centre. SPEAK: Salon is a new and occasional poetry salon based between the cities of Durham and York, and open... Continue Reading →

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