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  1. LEONORA CARRINGTON by Pamela Robertson-Pearce

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    LEONORA CARRINGTON (born 1917) was an English-born surrealist artist and writer who moved to Mexico during the Second World War and lived there until her death in 2011. She was the last surviving…

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    • Imtiaz Dharker

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      Imtiaz Dharker reads five poems from IN PERSON: 30 POETS (Bloodaxe Books, 2008), filmed by Pamela Robertson-Pearce & edited by Neil Astley: 'Blessing', 'Honour killing', 'The…

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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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          • Peter Reading

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            Peter Reading reads extracts from two book-length sequences, 'Going On' and 'Evagatory': the film is from the DVD-book IN PERSON: 30 POETS, filmed by Pamela Robertson-Pearce &…

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            • Kevin Hart

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              This film of Kevin Hart reading eight poems was made in October 2007 during the Poetry & Philosophy Conference at Warwick University ('Poets Reading Philosophy, Philosophers Reading Poetry')…

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              • Jenny Joseph reads 'Warning'

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                Jenny Joseph reads her poem 'Warning', Britain's most popular post-war poem, according to poll conducted by the BBC in 1996. She first published 'Warning' in 1961 in The Listener…

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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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                  • Fleur Adcock

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                    Fleur Adcock reads two poems, 'Weathering' and 'Things', from the DVD-book IN PERSON: 30 POETS, filmed by Pamela Robertson-Pearce & edited by Neil Astley (Bloodaxe Books, 2008).…

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                    • Helen Dunmore

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                      Remembering Helen Dunmore (1952-2017): here she reads six poems from IN PERSON: 30 POETS (Bloodaxe Books, 2008), filmed by Pamela Robertson-Pearce & edited by Neil Astley: 'Wild strawberries’,…

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                      • Ruth Stone (1915-2011)

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                        Ruth Stone was a true American original. The winner of the National Book Award at the age of 87, she was still writing extraordinary poetry well into her 90s. Born in Virginia in 1915, she lived in…

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                        • 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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