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Did you know there is more than one Simon Armitage? In this interview, the best-selling poet and novelist introduces you to them and talks about the importance of voice in his work.

Interview

Jean Sprackland talks about her inspiration and process for writing poetry.

Poem
The Drop-out - Tom Leonard
Poem
Welsh was the Mother Tongue - Gwyneth Lewis
Poem
Southern Rail (The Four Students) - Alan Jenkins
The Mighty Dead
Aurora Leigh (Extract: ‘The Sweetness of England’) - Elizabeth Barrett Browning - Read by Lavinia Greenlaw
The Mighty Dead

Don Juan (extract)

Read by Fleur Adcock

Don Juan (extract) - Lord Byron - Read by Fleur Adcock
Poem
Colonial Girls School - Olive Senior
Poem
Checking Out Me History - John Agard
Interview

In this revealing interview Owen Sheers, one of the UK's most successful younger writers, talks about the influence of his Welsh heritage on his writing, from the landscape to the lives of the small-town boys he grew up with.

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