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"One of our most promising young talents, Jay Bernard writes powerful and sensuous scenes from the metropolis: a teenager flies like a moth, a woman with scissors sings bees. Disturbing, joyous and always surprising.” – Pascale Petit.
"Tempest has forged their own voice, unlike anything else in the mainstream poetry world." - The Independent
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.
Wendy Cope muses on the lines that keep coming back, the challenges of formal verse and how a poem can be seriously funny.
Sujata Bhatt is a poet of many different cultures: in this interview, she talks about her travels and how they've influenced her writing and lets us into the "private and inner world" of making poems.
Join acclaimed poet Jo Shapcott in her Welsh retreat as she talks about the pleasures of science and music that inform her work - and the importance of getting up early to write!
Jean Sprackland talks about her inspiration and process for writing poetry.
Choman Hardi answers questions on her Kurdish background and the influence this has on her poetry and painting.