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  1. LEONORA CARRINGTON by Pamela Robertson-Pearce

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    LEONORA CARRINGTON (born 1917) is an English-born surrealist artist and writer who has lived in Mexico since the Second World War. She is the last surviving original member of the celebrated group…

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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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      • 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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        • IMAGO Meret Oppenheim by Pamela Robertson-Pearce & Anselm Spoerri (extract)

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          Film by Pamela Robertson-Pearce & Anselm Spoerri. Narrated by Glenda Jackson "Nobody gives you freedom, you have to take it." IMAGO Meret Oppenheim is an award-winning film…

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          • Luljeta Lleshanaku

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            Luljeta Lleshanaku belongs to the first “post-totalitarian” generation of Albanian poets. Born in 1968, she grew up under house arrest because of her family's opposition to Enver…

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            • Fred Voss

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              Fred Voss doesn’t just write about factory life, he lives it. For the past 30 years he has worked as a machinist in various factories in California, transmuting his experiences into poetry.…

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              • Naomi Shihab Nye

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                Naomi Shihab Nye reads two poems from IN PERSON: 30 POETS filmed by Pamela Robertson-Pearce: 'So Much Happiness' and 'Kindness'. Pamela Robertson-Pearce has been filming poets…

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                • Imtiaz Dharker

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                  Imtiaz Dharker reads two poems from IN PERSON: 30 POETS filmed by Pamela Robertson-Pearce: 'Blessing' and 'They'll say, "She must be from another country"'. Pamela…

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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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                    • Philip Levine on Lowell and Berryman

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                      Philip Levine in conversation with Naomi Jaffa at Aldeburgh Poetry Festival in November 2009. In this excerpt from their discussion, Levine talks about being taught first by Robert Lowell and then…

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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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                        • In Person

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                          Five poets from the DVD-book IN PERSON: 30 POETS, filmed by Pamela Robertson-Pearce & edited by Neil Astley (Bloodaxe Books, 2008): Benjamin Zephaniah, Imtiaz Dharker, Brendan Kennelly, Jackie…

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