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Faber Poetry Podcast

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The Faber Poetry Podcast is a twice-monthly podcast bringing together some of the most exciting voices from the world of poetry, curated, produced and presented by poets Rachael Allen and Jack Underwood.Whether you're a devotee or a newcomer to verse, join Rachael and Jack for lively conversation with their studio guests and audio postcards sent by acclaimed poets from around the globe.

Latest Episodes

Episode 12: Daljit Nagra & Nisha Ramayya

We can’t believe we’ve come to the end of our second series [sad face]... In this extended final episode, Jack and Rachael have fun chatting with guests Daljit Nagra and Nisha Ramayya in the studio and there are audio postcards from Aria Aber and Jericho Brown, as well as poems from our two presenters. Thank you to all our listeners – we hope you've enjoyed our second series. Remember to rate and review us and make sure you subscribe so you don't miss future episodes of the podcast. Show notes Studio guests DALJIT NAGRA has published four poetry collections with Faber & Faber, including his most recent, British Museum (https://www.faber.co.uk/9780571333745-british-museum.html) . He has won the Forward Prize for Best Individual Poem and Best First Collection, the South Bank Show Decibel Award and the Cholmondeley Award. His books have been nominated for the Costa Prize and twice for the T. S. Eliot Prize, and he has been selected as a New Generation Poet by the Poetry Book Society...

73 MIN2019 NOV 7
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Episode 12: Daljit Nagra & Nisha Ramayya

Episode 11: Ilya Kaminsky & Sophie Robinson

In the penultimate episode of the second series, Ilya Kaminsky and Sophie Robinson join Jack and Rachael in the studio to discuss, among other things, poems with ‘big dick energy’, the blurring of poetry with other literary forms and the tension between metaphor and the denial of metaphor. Audio postcards are from Daisy Lafarge, Anthony Anaxagorou and Hugo Williams. Listen to this episode and subscribe to the podcast so you don’t miss forthcoming episodes from the new season. Show notes Studio guests ILYA KAMINSKY was born in the former Soviet Union and is now an American citizen. He is the author of two collections of poetry, Deaf Republic and Dancing in Odessa (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Dancing-Odessa-Ilya-Kaminsky/dp/1908376120) , and co-editor of The Ecco Anthology of International Poetry. Deaf Republic (https://www.faber.co.uk/9780571351411-deaf-republic.html) has been shortlisted for the 2019 Forward Poetry Prize for Best Collection, the T. S. Eliot Prize and the National Bo...

62 MIN2019 OCT 18
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Episode 11: Ilya Kaminsky & Sophie Robinson

Episode 10: Rae Armantrout & Don Paterson

Two acclaimed award-winners join Rachael and Jack in the studio in our fourth episode of the second series: the Pulitzer Prize-winning American poet Rae Armantrout and the Scottish poet Don Paterson, twice winner of the T. S Eliot Prize and recipient of all three Forward Poetry Prizes, the Costa Poetry Prize and the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry. This episode also features audio postcards from Daljit Nagra, Sylvia Legris and Zeyar Lynn and ko ko thett. See here ( https://www.faber.co.uk/blog/the-faber-poetry-podcast-rae-armantrout-and-don-paterson) for the full show notes, author bios and links. Listen to this episode and subscribe to the podcast so you don’t miss forthcoming episodes from the new season and (should you be so inclined) please rate and review us so that other poetry-lovers can discover the show. Thank you for listening!

57 MIN2019 SEP 27
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Episode 10: Rae Armantrout & Don Paterson

Episode 9: Fiona Benson & Julia Copus

In this week’s episode, award-winning poets Fiona Benson and Julia Copus join Rachael and Jack in the studio and there are audio postcards from Morgan Parker, Bobby Parker and Wendy Cope. See here ( https://www.faber.co.uk/blog/the-faber-poetry-podcast-fiona-benson-julia-copus) for the full show notes, author bios and links. Trigger warning: Please note that this episode’s second audio postcard features details relating to sexual trauma. Listen to this episode and subscribe to the podcast so you don’t miss forthcoming episodes from the new season and (should you be so inclined) please rate and review us so that other poetry-lovers can discover the show. Thank you for listening!

56 MIN2019 AUG 23
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Episode 9: Fiona Benson & Julia Copus

Episode 8: Mary Jean Chan & Rebecca Tamás

In episode two of the new series, Rachael and Jack are joined in the studio by Mary Jean Chan and Rebecca Tamás to chat about recurring themes and preoccupations in their work – from fencing to the ecological world, the mother to the non-human. Audio postcards this week come from Paige Lewis, Peter Scupham and Matthew Dickman. Show notes, including relevant links, for this episode can be found here (https://www.faber.co.uk/blog/the-faber-poetry-podcast-mary-jean-chan-rebecca-tamas) . Remember to subscribe to the podcast so you don’t miss forthcoming episodes and if you like the show please rate and review us. Thank you!

53 MIN2019 AUG 1
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Episode 8: Mary Jean Chan & Rebecca Tamás

Episode 7 (series 2): Joe Dunthorne & Will Harris

Woo hoo we’re back! In the first episode of the new series, Rachael and Jack discuss typewriters, ‘poety’ backpacks, ruffles and codpieces (and much more) with their studio guests Joe Dunthrone and Will Harris and feature audio postcards from Simon Armitage, Heather Christle and Isabel Galleymore. For information about our featured poets, useful links and more please see our full show notes here (https://www.faber.co.uk/blog/the-faber-poetry-podcast-series-2-episode-1) . If you like this episode please like and subscribe to the podcast so you don’t miss forthcoming episodes from the new season. The Faber Poetry Podcast is produced by Rachael Allen, Jack Underwood and Hannah Marshall for Faber & Faber. Editing by Billy Godfrey at Strathmore Publishing. Special thanks to Simon Armitage, Heather Christle, Joe Dunthorne, Isabel Galleymore and Will Harris.

51 MIN2019 JUL 18
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Episode 7 (series 2): Joe Dunthorne & Will Harris

Faber Poetry Podcast at Crossing Border Festival *LIVE EPISODE*

We recently took the Faber Poetry Podcast to The Hague for a special event at the [Crossing Border Festival](https://www.crossingborder.nl/?lang=en). In this live recording, Rachael Allen and Jack Underwood are joined by fellow poets Anthony Anaxagorou, Momtaza Mehri and Hannah Sullivan for an evening of readings and (brief) discussion. As always you can read the show notes – featuring guest bios and useful links –[here](https://www.faber.co.uk/blog/faber-poetry-podcast-at-crossing-border-festival/). This podcast is produced by Rachael Allen, Jack Underwood and Hannah Marshall for Faber & Faber. Special thanks to Anthony Anaxagorou, Momtaza Mehri, Hannah Sullivan, Louis and Michel Behre and the team at Crossing Border Festival.

64 MIN2018 DEC 5
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Faber Poetry Podcast at Crossing Border Festival *LIVE EPISODE*

Episode 6: Edward Doegar & Ishion Hutchinson

In the final episode of our first series, Rachael and Jack are joined in the studio by Edward Doegar and Ishion Hutchinson, who discuss the value of a 'fake' talisman and the violence and beauty that can be found in a game of marbles. **Audio postcards & additional poems featured in this episode** ‘Somewhere There’s a Nothing I’m a Part Of’ written and read by Elaine Kahn. ‘The Stages of Harriet’ written and read by Sara Peters. ‘War the War’ written and read by Jack Underwood. ‘Beef Cubes’ written and read by Rachael Allen. Author bios and links can be found in [our show notes](https://www.faber.co.uk/blog/faber-poetry-podcast-episode-6-edward-doegar-ishion-hutchinson/). Thank you for listening to the Faber Poetry Podcast. Catch up on our previous episodes here or wherever you listen to your favourite podcasts. Don't forget, if you like our show you can subscribe, rate and review us on iTunes. The Faber Poetry Podcast is produced by Rachael Allen, Jack Underwood and Hanna...

41 MIN2018 JUL 30
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Episode 6: Edward Doegar & Ishion Hutchinson

Episode 5: Holly Pester & Sam Riviere

In the penultimate episode of our first series, Rachael and Jack are joined in the studio by Holly Pester and Sam Riviere, plus a pat of butter and a set of nail clippers, which inspire conversations about poetry writing and its relationship to research, archives and procrastination. Audio postcards featured in this episode are: ‘Pathetic earthlings’ written and read by Will Harris. ‘Sparkhill’ written and read by Zaffar Kunial. ‘Nude in the Cat House’ written and read by Monica McClure. For more information, author bios & links see [here](https://www.faber.co.uk/blog/faber-poetry-podcast-episode-five-holly-pester-sam-riviere). The Faber Poetry Podcast is produced by Rachael Allen, Jack Underwood and Hannah Marshall for Faber & Faber. Editing by Billy Godfrey at Strathmore Publishing. Special thanks to Will Harris, Zaffar Kunial, Monica McClure, Holly Pester and Sam Riviere. Catch up on our previous episodes here or wherever you listen to your favourite podcasts. If you like o...

55 MIN2018 JUL 6
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Episode 5: Holly Pester & Sam Riviere

Episode 4: Wayne Holloway-Smith & Maurice Riordan

In this episode, Rachael and Jack talk fatherhood, the lyric I and the magical sound of a garden pond with their guests Wayne Holloway-Smith and Maurice Riordan and there are audio postcards from Mary Jean Chan, Kaveh Akbar and Nisha Ramayya. Featured audio poems: * ‘Poetry is the last place’ by Mary Jean Chan. * ‘Ultrasound’ by Kaveh Akbar. * ‘After infatuation’ by Nisha Ramayya. All relevant links can be found in this episode's [show notes](https://www.faber.co.uk/blog/faber-poetry-podcast-episode-four-wayne-holloway-smith-maurice-riordan). The Faber Poetry Podcast is produced by Rachael Allen, Jack Underwood and Hannah Marshall for Faber & Faber. Editing by Billy Godfrey at Strathmore Publishing. Thanks to Kaveh Akbar, Mary Jean Chan, Wayne Holloway-Smith, Nisha Ramayya and Maurice Riordan. Special thanks to Margot Holloway-Smith for this episode’s outro.

48 MIN2018 JUN 14
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Episode 4: Wayne Holloway-Smith & Maurice Riordan

Latest Episodes

Episode 12: Daljit Nagra & Nisha Ramayya

We can’t believe we’ve come to the end of our second series [sad face]... In this extended final episode, Jack and Rachael have fun chatting with guests Daljit Nagra and Nisha Ramayya in the studio and there are audio postcards from Aria Aber and Jericho Brown, as well as poems from our two presenters. Thank you to all our listeners – we hope you've enjoyed our second series. Remember to rate and review us and make sure you subscribe so you don't miss future episodes of the podcast. Show notes Studio guests DALJIT NAGRA has published four poetry collections with Faber & Faber, including his most recent, British Museum (https://www.faber.co.uk/9780571333745-british-museum.html) . He has won the Forward Prize for Best Individual Poem and Best First Collection, the South Bank Show Decibel Award and the Cholmondeley Award. His books have been nominated for the Costa Prize and twice for the T. S. Eliot Prize, and he has been selected as a New Generation Poet by the Poetry Book Society...

73 MIN2019 NOV 7
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Episode 12: Daljit Nagra & Nisha Ramayya

Episode 11: Ilya Kaminsky & Sophie Robinson

In the penultimate episode of the second series, Ilya Kaminsky and Sophie Robinson join Jack and Rachael in the studio to discuss, among other things, poems with ‘big dick energy’, the blurring of poetry with other literary forms and the tension between metaphor and the denial of metaphor. Audio postcards are from Daisy Lafarge, Anthony Anaxagorou and Hugo Williams. Listen to this episode and subscribe to the podcast so you don’t miss forthcoming episodes from the new season. Show notes Studio guests ILYA KAMINSKY was born in the former Soviet Union and is now an American citizen. He is the author of two collections of poetry, Deaf Republic and Dancing in Odessa (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Dancing-Odessa-Ilya-Kaminsky/dp/1908376120) , and co-editor of The Ecco Anthology of International Poetry. Deaf Republic (https://www.faber.co.uk/9780571351411-deaf-republic.html) has been shortlisted for the 2019 Forward Poetry Prize for Best Collection, the T. S. Eliot Prize and the National Bo...

62 MIN2019 OCT 18
Comments
Episode 11: Ilya Kaminsky & Sophie Robinson

Episode 10: Rae Armantrout & Don Paterson

Two acclaimed award-winners join Rachael and Jack in the studio in our fourth episode of the second series: the Pulitzer Prize-winning American poet Rae Armantrout and the Scottish poet Don Paterson, twice winner of the T. S Eliot Prize and recipient of all three Forward Poetry Prizes, the Costa Poetry Prize and the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry. This episode also features audio postcards from Daljit Nagra, Sylvia Legris and Zeyar Lynn and ko ko thett. See here ( https://www.faber.co.uk/blog/the-faber-poetry-podcast-rae-armantrout-and-don-paterson) for the full show notes, author bios and links. Listen to this episode and subscribe to the podcast so you don’t miss forthcoming episodes from the new season and (should you be so inclined) please rate and review us so that other poetry-lovers can discover the show. Thank you for listening!

57 MIN2019 SEP 27
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Episode 10: Rae Armantrout & Don Paterson

Episode 9: Fiona Benson & Julia Copus

In this week’s episode, award-winning poets Fiona Benson and Julia Copus join Rachael and Jack in the studio and there are audio postcards from Morgan Parker, Bobby Parker and Wendy Cope. See here ( https://www.faber.co.uk/blog/the-faber-poetry-podcast-fiona-benson-julia-copus) for the full show notes, author bios and links. Trigger warning: Please note that this episode’s second audio postcard features details relating to sexual trauma. Listen to this episode and subscribe to the podcast so you don’t miss forthcoming episodes from the new season and (should you be so inclined) please rate and review us so that other poetry-lovers can discover the show. Thank you for listening!

56 MIN2019 AUG 23
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Episode 9: Fiona Benson & Julia Copus

Episode 8: Mary Jean Chan & Rebecca Tamás

In episode two of the new series, Rachael and Jack are joined in the studio by Mary Jean Chan and Rebecca Tamás to chat about recurring themes and preoccupations in their work – from fencing to the ecological world, the mother to the non-human. Audio postcards this week come from Paige Lewis, Peter Scupham and Matthew Dickman. Show notes, including relevant links, for this episode can be found here (https://www.faber.co.uk/blog/the-faber-poetry-podcast-mary-jean-chan-rebecca-tamas) . Remember to subscribe to the podcast so you don’t miss forthcoming episodes and if you like the show please rate and review us. Thank you!

53 MIN2019 AUG 1
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Episode 8: Mary Jean Chan & Rebecca Tamás

Episode 7 (series 2): Joe Dunthorne & Will Harris

Woo hoo we’re back! In the first episode of the new series, Rachael and Jack discuss typewriters, ‘poety’ backpacks, ruffles and codpieces (and much more) with their studio guests Joe Dunthrone and Will Harris and feature audio postcards from Simon Armitage, Heather Christle and Isabel Galleymore. For information about our featured poets, useful links and more please see our full show notes here (https://www.faber.co.uk/blog/the-faber-poetry-podcast-series-2-episode-1) . If you like this episode please like and subscribe to the podcast so you don’t miss forthcoming episodes from the new season. The Faber Poetry Podcast is produced by Rachael Allen, Jack Underwood and Hannah Marshall for Faber & Faber. Editing by Billy Godfrey at Strathmore Publishing. Special thanks to Simon Armitage, Heather Christle, Joe Dunthorne, Isabel Galleymore and Will Harris.

51 MIN2019 JUL 18
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Episode 7 (series 2): Joe Dunthorne & Will Harris

Faber Poetry Podcast at Crossing Border Festival *LIVE EPISODE*

We recently took the Faber Poetry Podcast to The Hague for a special event at the [Crossing Border Festival](https://www.crossingborder.nl/?lang=en). In this live recording, Rachael Allen and Jack Underwood are joined by fellow poets Anthony Anaxagorou, Momtaza Mehri and Hannah Sullivan for an evening of readings and (brief) discussion. As always you can read the show notes – featuring guest bios and useful links –[here](https://www.faber.co.uk/blog/faber-poetry-podcast-at-crossing-border-festival/). This podcast is produced by Rachael Allen, Jack Underwood and Hannah Marshall for Faber & Faber. Special thanks to Anthony Anaxagorou, Momtaza Mehri, Hannah Sullivan, Louis and Michel Behre and the team at Crossing Border Festival.

64 MIN2018 DEC 5
Comments
Faber Poetry Podcast at Crossing Border Festival *LIVE EPISODE*

Episode 6: Edward Doegar & Ishion Hutchinson

In the final episode of our first series, Rachael and Jack are joined in the studio by Edward Doegar and Ishion Hutchinson, who discuss the value of a 'fake' talisman and the violence and beauty that can be found in a game of marbles. **Audio postcards & additional poems featured in this episode** ‘Somewhere There’s a Nothing I’m a Part Of’ written and read by Elaine Kahn. ‘The Stages of Harriet’ written and read by Sara Peters. ‘War the War’ written and read by Jack Underwood. ‘Beef Cubes’ written and read by Rachael Allen. Author bios and links can be found in [our show notes](https://www.faber.co.uk/blog/faber-poetry-podcast-episode-6-edward-doegar-ishion-hutchinson/). Thank you for listening to the Faber Poetry Podcast. Catch up on our previous episodes here or wherever you listen to your favourite podcasts. Don't forget, if you like our show you can subscribe, rate and review us on iTunes. The Faber Poetry Podcast is produced by Rachael Allen, Jack Underwood and Hanna...

41 MIN2018 JUL 30
Comments
Episode 6: Edward Doegar & Ishion Hutchinson

Episode 5: Holly Pester & Sam Riviere

In the penultimate episode of our first series, Rachael and Jack are joined in the studio by Holly Pester and Sam Riviere, plus a pat of butter and a set of nail clippers, which inspire conversations about poetry writing and its relationship to research, archives and procrastination. Audio postcards featured in this episode are: ‘Pathetic earthlings’ written and read by Will Harris. ‘Sparkhill’ written and read by Zaffar Kunial. ‘Nude in the Cat House’ written and read by Monica McClure. For more information, author bios & links see [here](https://www.faber.co.uk/blog/faber-poetry-podcast-episode-five-holly-pester-sam-riviere). The Faber Poetry Podcast is produced by Rachael Allen, Jack Underwood and Hannah Marshall for Faber & Faber. Editing by Billy Godfrey at Strathmore Publishing. Special thanks to Will Harris, Zaffar Kunial, Monica McClure, Holly Pester and Sam Riviere. Catch up on our previous episodes here or wherever you listen to your favourite podcasts. If you like o...

55 MIN2018 JUL 6
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Episode 5: Holly Pester & Sam Riviere

Episode 4: Wayne Holloway-Smith & Maurice Riordan

In this episode, Rachael and Jack talk fatherhood, the lyric I and the magical sound of a garden pond with their guests Wayne Holloway-Smith and Maurice Riordan and there are audio postcards from Mary Jean Chan, Kaveh Akbar and Nisha Ramayya. Featured audio poems: * ‘Poetry is the last place’ by Mary Jean Chan. * ‘Ultrasound’ by Kaveh Akbar. * ‘After infatuation’ by Nisha Ramayya. All relevant links can be found in this episode's [show notes](https://www.faber.co.uk/blog/faber-poetry-podcast-episode-four-wayne-holloway-smith-maurice-riordan). The Faber Poetry Podcast is produced by Rachael Allen, Jack Underwood and Hannah Marshall for Faber & Faber. Editing by Billy Godfrey at Strathmore Publishing. Thanks to Kaveh Akbar, Mary Jean Chan, Wayne Holloway-Smith, Nisha Ramayya and Maurice Riordan. Special thanks to Margot Holloway-Smith for this episode’s outro.

48 MIN2018 JUN 14
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Episode 4: Wayne Holloway-Smith & Maurice Riordan
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