Poetry Non-Stop is a poetry podcast presented by Patrick Widdess
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Norwich poet discusses how rules and restrictions can help unlock your creativity when writing poetry. He shares a poem written in the abracadabra form and challenges you to write one – with a few more rules if you can take it!He also talks about his life as a poet including how performing as a teenager on the Liverpool poetry scene helped him over…
Poet John Osborne talks about his latest collection, A Supermarket Love Story, and how you can find poetic inspiration in the aisles and products of your local store.johnosborne.bandcamp.com/merch/a-supermarket-love-storywww.poetrynonstop.comBy Patrick Widdess
Windy Hind discusses her project Tiny Poetry – narrative medicine for the soul. She talks about how she began writing poetry after her son was born with critical health issues and how the power of poetry is being increasingly recognised in the medical world. She also invites you to explore your experiences of illness to write short, strong poems.ww…
LA-based poet Michelle Marie Jacquot reads from her new pamphlet DETERIORATE, which criticizes and questions the digital age and the effects our modern world has had on humanity. She also invites listeners to explore the quirks and failures of predictive text as a source for new poems.By Patrick Widdess
Bristol poet Ted Sherman reads poems from his forthcoming collection for 8 to 12-year-olds Dungeon Days. He also shares his technique for writing poems about fantasy characters and Patrick shares a poem about a very athletic crab. www.poetrynonstop.comwww.facebook/dungeondayspoetryBy Patrick Widdess
Adele Cordner reads poems from her debut collection The Kitchen Sink Chronicles published by Hedgehog Press. The poems have been written in the last year during the pandemic and capture the fear, uncertainty and strangeness of life in lockdown while also finding moments of hope, resilience and joy in the face of a global crisis.Photo by Pixels in t…
Newport poet Des Mannay reads from his debut collection Sod 'Em – and Tomorrow and offers advice on writing and getting your work noticed. Presented by Patrick Widdess www.poetrynonstop.comBy Patrick Widdess
Ella Duffy reads from her new books New Hunger and Rootstalk and discusses how myths and legends can inspire poetry.www.elladuffy.co.ukwww.poetrynonstop.comBy Patrick Widdess
Abbie Neale reads poems from her debut pamphlet Threadbare and discusses how clothing can be used in poems. She also invites listeners to write poems about clothes. Presented by Patrick Widdesshttps://nealeabbie.wixsite.com/portfoliowww.poetrynonstop.comBy Patrick Widdess
Poet and visual artist Helen Ivory discusses her latest collection, The Anatomical Venus, and how to use primary texts as inspiration for poems.www.helenivory.co.ukpoetrynonstop.comPicture: Dave GutteridgeBy Patrick Widdess
Norwich-based poet Ramona Herdman discusses how to turn rough drafts into strong, original poems. She also reads from her latest pamphlet ‘A warm and snouting thing’, published by The Emma Press in September 2019 and shortlisted for the 2020 East Anglian Book Awards.ramonaherdman.wordpress.comBy Patrick Widdess
Award-winning haiku poet Paul Chambers discusses this succinct, beautiful and often misunderstood form and offers a mini masterclass to get you started writing haikus.poetrynonstop.comwww.paulchambershaiku.comBy Patrick Widdess
In this second half Jonathan Davidson talks about his new book A Common Place. He explains why it's so unusual and why he chose to break the conventions of poetry publishing in this work which contains poems by other writers alongside his own, a commentary, a gazetteer with all the places mentioned and lots and lots of footnotes. You can also hear …
Poet Jonathan Davidson discusses his poem Printing and how you can use technical processes in your poems.Part one of two.https://jonathandavidson.netwww.poetrynonstop.comBy Patrick Widdess
John McCullough discusses his poem Stationery from the Costa Award shortlisted collection Reckless Paper Birds. He talks about the various elements that influenced the poem: From his love life to social media posts. He invites listeners to write a poem using items of stationery as metaphors for life and relationships.www.johnmccullough.co.ukwww.poe…
Listeners read their poems some inspired by prompts on the podcast, from the book Poetry Non-Stop.Featuring contributions from: Sarah DaviesAnn Walton / Kelley AllenRay DunlapAlex BlustinPatrick SheilAnd music from Moth ConspiracyPoetry Non-Stop is always open to submissions and listeners are encouraged to share their responses to writing prompts o…
Alexander Rhodes talks about how he got into poetry and his verse play One Foot in the Rave about how he left the Jehovah's Witnesses and became a rave DJ. It's a lively discussion full of anecdotes and great poetry.alexanderrhodes.me.ukonefootintherave.co.ukBy Patrick Widdess
Katherine Stansfield talks about poetry and place and how language intersects the two. Her second collection, We Could Be Anywhere By Now, is inspired by her life in Wales after growing up in Cornwall. She shares some poems and invites you to write a poem using a word that has taken on a new meaning or significance or which is made up!https://kathe…
Olly Watson writes humorous, touching poetry about life, family and whatever else comes to mind while thatching roofs in Norfolk and Suffolk. He shares some poems and talks about what inspires him. He also challenges listeners to create a new version of an existing poems. He and Patrick provide examples based on poems by Philip Larkin and Elizabeth…
Bristol-based poet David Hanlon discusses his debut publication The Spectrum of Flight. He shares some poems and talks about the painful experiences he was inspired to write about after recovering from depression. He also chellenges you to write a poem on the theme of flight.By Patrick Widdess
Cardiff-based poet Christina Thatcher discusses her second collection How to Carry Fire published by Parthian Books. She shares some poems from the collection and challenges you to write a fire poem.By Patrick Widdess
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Cambridge-based writer and artist talks about his latest project Catching Shadows mixing music and spoken word. He talks about collaborating with artists across borders – artistic and geographical – to create art which is more than the sum of its parts.https://www.facebook.com/catchingshadowss/By Patrick Widdess
Luke Wright looks back on 20 years of writing and performing poetry. He shares new poems, anecdotes and advice to inspire poets and performers of all levels.www.lukewright.co.ukpoetrynonstop.comBy Patrick Widdess
Cambridge-based poet Michael Brown discusses ekphrastic poetry and shares poems inspired by the work of Francis Bacon. He discusses the process of turning pictures into words and invites listeners to try writing an ekphrastic poem. He also reads from his new collection Meet Me at the Harbour coming out on Eyewear.poetbrownie.comPicture by Thom Atki…
Twenty years after he died, Sally Festing inherited an archive of her father's letters and diaries. Through these she learnt how her aunt and uncle, who she never knew, had been destroyed by schizophrenia. The suffering of his brother and sister drove her father, the neuroscientist Derek Richter, to establish the Mental Health Foundation. Sally tal…
Julia Webb reads and discusses poems from her second collection Threat and sets a writing exercise using personal memoriesBy Patrick Widdess
Leanne Moden felt like she’d finally found her place in the world when she accidentally became a teenage goth in rural Norfolk in 2002. In 2019 this became the starting point of her debut show spoken word Skip Skip Skip about finding your identity through music and discovering your tribe. She talks about developing the show and preparing to take it…
Alex Russell is a poet, performer and creative entrepreneur. In this final episode in the first series of Poetry Non-Stop he talks about some of his innovations in poetry including poetry in advertising, automatically generating poems with a predictive text bot, looking for love in the lonely hearts ad section of Craigslist and selling poems sealed…
Avouleance is a writer living in Norwich interested in exploring experiences with mental health difficulties through their writing. When not writing they're studying for a masters in computational chemistry as a hobby. In this episode Avouleance talks about living with autism and related mental health issues and how creative writing helps them expr…
Jenny Pagdin talks about her experiences of post-natal psychosis which she explores in her pamphlet Caldbeck. She discusses how poetry can convey the inexpressible and reads a few poems. She also sets an exercise for writing a gratitude poem.By Patrick Widdess
Award-winning poet and performer Martin Figura talks about how writing about the death of his mother at the hands of his father was the beginning of a journey that changed him as a writer. The result was some of his strongest work in the acclaimed collection and show Whistle.By Patrick Widdess
Poet and film studies and creative writing lecturer Sue Burge talks about her love of film and poetry and where the two meet. She shares some of her poems which blend classic film imagery, scenes from real life and her vivid imagination and sets a writing exercise that encourages you to take the director's chair as you look back on your life.Sue ha…
In the summer of 2016 Jamie Osborn, who had just graduated from Cambridge University, went to the Greek Island Chios to work as a volunteer on a refugee camp. He found people not only lacking possessions and a home but basic respect and dignity. On this episode he talks about how he and other volunteers tried to give them their dignity back and sha…
Recorded 28th Feb 2013Broadcast 10th March 2013
Simon 'The Doozer' Performs 4 songs live on the show 10.2.13.www.thedoozer.com
Recorded live at the fifth anniversary celebrations at the Fountain on 28th September.
Recorded in October 2012 for the show's fifth anniversary.
Leanne Moden's performance at the Headstand 5th anniversary celebrations on 28th September 2012.
Malcolm Guite's performance at the Headstand 5th anniversary celebrations on 28th September 2012.
Poetry performance at the fifth anniversary show at the Fountain, 28th September.
Singing and playing live at the fifth anniversary event at the Fountain in Cambridge 28.9.12
Performance recorded at The Fountain, Cambridge.Patrick Widdess: Spoken WordTom Adams: Trumpet, Vocals, Electronics
Poetry recorded at the Fountain, Cambridge 28th September 2012.
A selection of recordings from the 5th Anniversary event on 28th September 2012. Originally broadcast on Drive on Cambridge 105.