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  1. Priscila Uppal

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    Canada’s Priscila Uppal has gained an international reputation for her boldly provocative poetry in just a dozen years, since publishing her first collection, How to Draw Blood from a Stone,…

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    • Nikola Madzirov: Remnants of Another Age

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      Macedonia's Nikola Madzirov is one of the most powerful voices in contemporary European poetry. Born in a family of Balkan War refugees in Strumica in 1973, he grew up in the Soviet era in the…

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      • Jacob Sam-La Rose live at Cuirt

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        Jacob Sam-La Rose was born in London of Guyanese parents. He reads here from his debut collection Breaking Silence, a book which sits on the threshold between the personal and the profound, with eyes…

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        • Leanne O'Sullivan reads The Mining Road and other poems

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          Leanne O'Sullivan is a young Irish poet from the Beara peninsula in West Cork. This short film begins with her reading her poem 'The Cord' from her debut collection, Waiting My Clothes…

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          • Tishani Doshi: Everything Begins Elsewhere

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            Tishani Doshi, an award-winning poet and dancer of Welsh-Gujarati descent, introduces and reads five poems from Everything Begins Elsewhere (2012), her second collection of poems. These poems are…

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            • Benjamin Zephaniah: To Do Wid Me (trailer)

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              TO DO WID ME is a film portrait of Benjamin Zephaniah by Pamela Robertson-Pearce, drawing on both live performances and informal interviews. It shows him performing his poetry for different audiences…

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              • Matthew Sweeney: Horse Music

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                Matthew Sweeney introduces and reads from his tenth collection of poems, Horse Music (2013). The new book is as sinister as its dark forebears, but the notes he hits in Horse Music are lyrical and…

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                • Arundhathi Subramaniam

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                  Arundhathi Subramaniam’s poems explore various ambivalences – around human intimacy with its bottlenecks and surprises, life in a Third World megalopolis, myth, the politics of culture…

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                  • Esther Morgan

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                    Esther Morgan's third collection GRACE is shortlisted for the 2011 T.S. Eliot Prize. The main themes of her poetry are loss, loneliness and what remains unspoken. She describes her subject-matter…

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                    • Tomas Tranströmer

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                      The Swedish poet Tomas Tranströmer won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2011. His books sell thousands of copies in Sweden, and his poetry has been translated into 60 languages. Born in 1931,…

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                      • Driving to work with Brendan Kennelly

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                        In "Driving to work with Brendan Kennelly", the poet's editor Neil Astley takes you on his daily commute through the Tarset Valley of Northumberland to the Bloodaxe office behind Highgreen…

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                        • John Agard: Listen Mr Oxford don

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                          John Agard reads his poem 'Listen Mr Oxford don' from Pamela Robertson-Pearce's film JOHN AGARD LIVE! which comes on a free DVD with his book ALTERNATIVE ANTHEM: SELECTED POEMS (Bloodaxe…

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