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  1. Adrian Mitchell

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    Adrian Mitchell reads his poem 'To Whom It May Concern (Tell me lies about Vietnam)' from the DVD-book IN PERSON: 30 POETS, filmed by Pamela Robertson-Pearce & edited by Neil Astley…

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    • Adrian Mitchell (1932-2008)

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      Adrian's death has come as a shocking blow to all his family, friends, fellow poets and readers. He had been suffering from pneumonia for two months, but nobody expected that he'd be taken…

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      • Anne Stevenson

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        Anne Stevenson reads two poems, 'Poem for a Daughter' and 'A Marriage', from the DVD-book IN PERSON: 30 POETS, filmed by Pamela Robertson-Pearce & edited by Neil Astley (Bloodaxe…

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        • Antonella Anedda with Jamie McKendrick

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          Antonella Anedda is a leading Italian poet. Though born in Rome (in 1958), she comes from a Sardinian family and has passed a great deal of her life between the capital and a small island, La Maddalena,…

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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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            • B. Catling: Near Vorpal

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              NEAR VORPAL is a spin-off from Neil Astley's film JABBERLEDBURY (www.vimeo.com/5909374), and presents a reading at 2009 Ledbury Poetry Festival by B. Catling of his poem 'Near Vorpal'…

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              • Basil Bunting reads from Briggflatts

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                This video features four short extracts of Basil Bunting reading from his long poem BRIGGFLATTS, from Peter Bell's film portrait, 'Basil Bunting: An introduction to the work of a poet',…

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                • Benjamin Zephaniah

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                  Benjamin Zephaniah reads his poem 'To Do Wid Me' from IN PERSON: 30 POETS, filmed by Pamela Robertson-Pearce & edited by Neil Astley (Bloodaxe Books, 2008). Pamela has been filming poets…

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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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                    • Brendan Kennelly

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                      Brendan Kennelly reads five poems, 'Love Cry', 'I See You Dancing, Father', 'Bread', 'Raglan Lane' and 'Begin', from the DVD-book IN PERSON: 30 POETS,…

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                      • Brendan Kennelly: Reservoir Voices

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                        Brendan Kennelly is one of Ireland’s most distinguished and best loved poets. In this short video he talks about his new collection RESERVOIR VOICES and reads four poems from it, 'Hope',…

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                        • Brian Turner reads his poems from the Iraq War

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                          Brian Turner served for seven years in the US Army. He was an infantry team leader for a year in Iraq from 2003. Turner's is a powerful poetry of witness, exceptional for its beauty, honesty…

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