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Flowering Cherry - Janet Frame
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Checking Out Me History - John Agard
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How It All Started - Catherine Smith
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Library Ology - Benjamin Zephaniah
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The Paradise Flick - Michael Sharkey
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mallography - Joanne Burns
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At the Fish Houses - Elizabeth Bishop
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A Fable - August Kleinzahler
Interview

One of the UK's most popular poets, U A Fanthorpe talks about the history of English, "the experienced language", and gives her tips for overcoming writer's block. Find out why she would like to be Jane Austen . . . or a mountaineer.

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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