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Lunar Poetry Podcasts

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A series of discussions, interviews and live recordings with poets from the UK and abroad in which we examine the writing process. Now hosted by Peter deGraft-Johnson a.k.a The Repeat Beat Poet, the series was founded by David Turner in October 2014 in south east London.

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Ep. 131 - Zena Edwards

June 27th, 2021

1:16:10

Cece's Speakeasy (30th June-3rd July 2021) - https://applesandsnakes.org/project/ceces-speakeasy/

This week The Repeat Beat Poet speaks to writer, …

Ep. 130 - Sarah Callaghan

June 9th, 2021

1:01:09

The terms hard-working and “jack of all trades” get thrown around a lot, but Sarah Callaghan really embodies the two. She’s been a comedian for over ten years with shows across the world from Australia to Austria, and …

Ep. 129 - Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan

February 18th, 2021

1:17:58

This week Peter deGraft-Johnson (The Repeat Beat Poet) speaks to poet , educator, and writer Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan. The pair start by speaking about overcoming the fears of speaking your truth publicly, learning to …

Ep. 128 - Bridget Hart

February 10th, 2021

1:08:24

“A lot of the ethos that I learned from the punk scene – D.I.Y politics, inclusivity, that kind of thing – I brought with me into Burning Eye Books” …

Ep. 127 - Otis Mensah

February 3rd, 2021

1:06:31

This week Peter deGraft-Johnson (The Repeat Beat Poet) speaks to Hip Hop artist and former Sheffield Poet Laureate, Otis Mensah. They discuss how the concept of introspective documentarianism underpins Otis' work of …

Ep. 126: Katie Ailes

January 20th, 2021

1:13:59

In his first full interview as host of the series, Peter deGraft-Johnson (The Repeat Beat Poet) speaks to poet, producer, and academic Katie Ailes. …

Ep.125: Stephen Lightbown (transcript available)

July 25th, 2020

1:07:46

In his final episode as host of the series, David Turner talks to Stephen Lightbown about his debut poetry collection Only Air (Burning Eye Books), …

Ep.124 - Caleb Klaces & Jess Chandler (transcript available)

April 10th, 2020

57:42

David Turner is in Walthamstow talking to Caleb Klaces and publisher Jess Chandler to talk about Caleb’s latest book, Fatherhood. This conversation was recorded before Covid-19 hit Britain so is refreshingly free from …

Ep.123 - Vanessa Onwuemezi (transcript available)

January 13th, 2020

1:05:12

David Turner is in Walthamstow, east London talking to Vanessa Onwuemezi. The pair discuss how Vanessa came to be pursuing a life in writing and how she judges the quality of her writing.

This episode includes a short …

Ep.122 - Steven J Fowler (transcript available)

September 14th, 2019

1:10:25

David Turner is in central London talking to experimental poet and artist Steven J Fowler. The pair discuss Steven's approach to writing and editing (or lack of it), whether it helps to sometimes be ignored as a writer …

Ep.121 - Astra Papachristodoulou (transcript available)

June 19th, 2019

47:32

David Turner is in Walthamstow, east London talking to experimental poet and artist Astra Papachristodoulou about the importance of collaboration and …

Ep.120 - Tom Sastry (transcript available)

November 29th, 2018

1:03:02

David Turner is in Bristol chatting to Tom Sastry about his debut pamphlet, 'Complicity' (Smith|Doorstop) and the link between his writing and …

Ep.119 - Shagufta K. Iqbal (transcript available)

October 30th, 2018

1:08:40

David Turner chats to Shagufta K. Iqbal. David met up with Shagufta back in early October 2018 at her home in Bristol, to discuss her writing and the …

Ep.118 - 4th BIRTHDAY SPECIAL EPISODE (transcript available)

September 30th, 2018

1:17:25

To celebrate the fourth anniversary of Lunar Poetry Podcasts (01/10/2018) host and founder of the series David Turner chats to Abi Palmer about how …

Ep.117 - Andrew McMillan (transcript available)

August 30th, 2018

1:08:12

I am in Manchester chatting to Andrew McMillan about his new and second full collection of poetry, Playtime (Cape Poetry). In 117 episodes, this is …

Ep.116 - Ross Sutherland; C.I Marshall (transcript available)

July 26th, 2018

1:24:14

This episode is in two parts:

Part one - David Turner is in Peterborough chatting to Ross Sutherland about his podcast 'Imaginary Advice' and how it now informs his writing. The pair discuss Ross' recent British Podcast …

Ep.115 - Jane Yeh; Roy McFarlane (transcript available)

June 28th, 2018

1:06:25

This episode is in two parts:

Part one - David Turner is in London chatting to Jane Yeh about assuming personas and writing characters into her poetry, why fiction is such a common starting point for her poems and the …

Ep.114 - SPECIAL - Developing Your Creative Practice (transcript available)

June 12th, 2018

25:35

In this 'special' episode David Turner is at the London office of Arts Council England talking to Gemma Seltzer about the new funding scheme 'Developing Your Creative Practice'. The pair discuss how the funding will …

Ep.113 - Leo Boix; Amaan Hyder (transcript available)

May 25th, 2018

1:16:29

This episode is in two parts -

Part one: David Turner is in London talking to bilingual poet, Leo Boix. The pair chat about translating poetry from one language to another, the different processes at play when Leo writes …

Ep.112 - Mary Jean Chan; Sandeep K Parmar (transcript available)

April 23rd, 2018

1:17:39

This episode is in two parts:

Part one - David Turner talks to Mary Jean Chan about her debut pamphlet, 'a hurry of english' (Ignition Press), finding queer and gender-bending identities in classic English literature and …

Ep.111 - Jackie Hagan; Nuar Alsadir (transcript available)

March 20th, 2018

1:15:28

This episode is in two parts:

David Turner talks to poet and playwright Jackie Hagan talk about Jackie’s new play, ‘This Is Not A Safe Space’, which she’s just started touring. The play, presented by Unlimited and Big …

Ep.110 - Caroline Bird (transcript available)

February 19th, 2018

1:04:26

David Turner is in south east London talking to poet Caroline Bird about her fifth collection, 'In These Days of Prohibition' (Carcanet Press, 2017). …

Ep.109 - Byron Vincent (transcript available)

January 9th, 2018

46:54

David Turner is in Bristol chatting to documentary-maker, performance poet and director, Byron Vincent. Byron talks about the role that slam poetry …

Ep.108 - Susannah Dickey (transcript available)

November 16th, 2017

46:04

David Turner is at Bristol Central Library talking to Belfast-born poet Susannah Dickey about her debut pamphlet, 'I had some very slight concerns' …

Ep.107 - SPECIAL - National Poetry Day 2017 (transcript available)

September 27th, 2017

25:48

To celebrate National Poetry Day 2017 here in the UK we gathered some poets together to share their work with us. This episode contains some strong language and as it's in the poems I've decided not to bleep the words. …

Ep.106 - Poetry In Schools - revisited (transcript available)

September 5th, 2017

1:17:34

This is a revisit of episodes 77 and 78 as i don't think I did a good enough job of editing the discussion the first time around. Host Jacob Sam-La Rose is joined by Miriam Nash and Keith Jarrett, they talk about the …

Ep.105 - Access To Publishing (transcript available)

August 19th, 2017

1:10:12

Khairani Barokka is joined by poets Raymond Antrobus, Sandra Alland and Giles L. Turnbull for a discussion about access to publishing in the UK. Link …

Ep.104 - Wrexham (transcript available)

August 6th, 2017

1:10:59

This episode is in two parts:

Part 1 - David turner is in Wrexham, north Wales talking to Young People's Laureate of Wales, Sophie McKeand. The pair …

Ep.103 - Rishi Dastidar (transcript available)

July 16th, 2017

43:10

David Turner is in Kennington, south London, talking to Rishi Dastidar about his latest collection, Ticker Tape (Nine Arches Press), editing for The …

Ep.102 - Belfast (transcript available)

July 1st, 2017

51:50

This episode is in three parts:

Part One/Intro - David Turner talks to Editors of the new Belfast-based literature magazine, The Tangerine.
https://thetangerinemagazine.com/

Part Two (06:29) -David Turner talks to poet …

Ep.101 - Kim Moore; Zeina Hashem Beck (transcript available)

June 17th, 2017

52:45

This episode is in two parts:

Part One - Recorded in February 2017, David Turner talks to Kim Moore about the links between her poetry and teaching …

Ep.100 - Octavia Collective: a takeover (transcript available)

June 4th, 2017

1:02:09

In celebration of our 100th episode we gave over our microphones to the wonderful Octavia Collective, a collective for women writers of colour based …

Ep. 98 - Poetry & theatre-making in West Yorkshire (transcript available)

May 1st, 2017

58:26

This episode is in two parts. A full transcript is available to download here:

Ep. 97 - Rachel Long; Raymond Antrobus (transcript available)

April 17th, 2017

59:00

This episode is in two parts. Full transcript available to download here:

Ep. 96 - Poets and prose writing. (transcript available)

April 3rd, 2017

53:42

Melissa Lee-Houghton (Sunshine)talks to Joe Dunthorne (Submarine) and Max Porter (Grief is the Thing with Feathers) about writing as a compulsion, …

Ep. 95 - Khairani Barokka; Wayne Holloway-Smith (transcript available)

March 19th, 2017

53:57

This episode is in two parts. A full transcript is available to download here:

Ep. 94 - Birmingham (transcript available)

March 5th, 2017

57:57

This episode is in three sections and opens with an introduction which includes a quick chat with Verve Poetry Festival organiser, Stuart …

Ep. 92 - Creative Writing as Therapy (transcript available)

February 5th, 2017

59:53

Emily Harrison leads a discussion about how creative writing can be used in therapy both within a medical setting and 'in the community'. Emily is joined by Wendy French and Marie Larkin who talk about how their …

Ep. 91 - Matt Abbott; Catherine Madden (transcript available)

January 15th, 2017

56:19

This episode is in two parts. A full transcript of this episode can be downloaded here:

Ep. 90 - Savon Bartley; Belinda Zhawi; Travis Alabanza (transcript available)

December 18th, 2016

1:27:59

This episode is three parts:

Part one - David Turner talks to American poet Savon Bartley about how he got started with spoken word, teaching in the States and his impressions of the UK poetry scene.

www.savonbartley.com

Ep. 89 - Accessibility in The Arts (transcript available)

December 4th, 2016

58:34

Harry Giles is in conversation with poets Abi Palmer and Andra Simons about what accessibility in the arts means to them, how it informs their …

Ep. 88 - Hannah Silva; Nick Makoha; John Hegley (transcript available)

November 21st, 2016

1:26:26

This episode is in three parts:

Part One - David Turner is in Haggerston, London to talk to Hannah Silva about her solo show Schlock! which runs until …

Ep. 87 - Bristol & Bath (transcript available)

November 7th, 2016

1:13:02

David Turner is at PAPER Arts in Bristol talking to local poet Rebecca Tantony, poet and lecturer at Bath Spa University Lucy English and founder of …

Ep. 86 - Carlos Maurizio Rojas; Nadia Drews; Agnes Torok (transcript available)

October 24th, 2016

1:28:58

Download a transcript of this episode here: https://lunarpoetrypodcasts.files.wordpress.com/2020/07/ep86-lpp-transcript.pdf

This episode is in three parts:

Part 1 - David Turner is in south London talking to poet and …

Ep. 85 - Maria Schrattenholz; Melissa Lee-Houghton; Rest & its Discontents (transcript available)

October 17th, 2016

1:47:53

This episode is in three parts:

Part one - David Turner is at Oslo Literaturhuset speaking to local poet Maria Dorothea Schrattenholz. The pair …

Ep. 84 - Thomas "Ghetto Geek" Owoo; Andra Simons; Poetry Unplugged 20yrs (transcript available)

October 10th, 2016

1:39:54

This episode is in three parts:

Part 1 - Thomas "Ghetto Geek" Owoo is at Poetry at the PAD in Dagenham. We hear three poems from his feature set before he is joined on stage by the evening's host, The Repeat Beat Poet, …

Ep. 83 - SPECIAL - National Poetry Day 2016

October 5th, 2016

26:49

In celebration of National Poetry Day 2016 (UK) we invited ten poets to read a favourite poem to go out as a special episode. The readings are as …

Ep. 82 - Show Me The Money (transcript available)

October 2nd, 2016

1:18:28

Artist, Paula Varjack is joined by writer & activist Liv Wynter and poet Dan Simpson to discuss the realities of getting paid as an artist. They …

Ep. 81 - SPECIAL - Poetry Island (open-mic), Torquay

September 25th, 2016

32:53

David Turner is at the Blue Walnut Cafe in Torquay talking to host of Poetry Island, Ian Beech ahead of his feature set at the monthly open-mic event. The pair have a brief chat before we hear from each of the open-mic …

Ep. 80 - Suzie Gray; The Repeat Beat Poet; Marthe Ramm Fortun. (transcript available)

September 18th, 2016

1:23:31

In this episode we talk to three young poets. In the first interview you'll hear Lizzy Palmer chatting with spoken word artist and playwright Suzie Gray. The second section (17:00) has David Turner talking to Peter …

Ep. 79 - SPECIAL - Lunar Poetry at the Betsey Trotwood Summer All-dayer 2016

September 11th, 2016

56:13

This episode is a live recording of a set I was asked to organise for poet, Tim Wells' annual summer "poetry-all-dayer" at the Betsey Trotwood pub on Farringdon Road in London. This was the first time I was using our …

Ep. 78 - Poetry In Schools - Part 2 (transcript available)

September 5th, 2016

43:44

Jacob Sam-La Rose is joined by Miriam Nash and Keith Jarrett to discuss poetry education in schools. They talk about the practicalities of getting …

Ep. 77 - Poetry In Schools - Part 1 (transcript available)

September 4th, 2016

52:53

Jacob Sam-La Rose is joined by Miriam Nash and Keith Jarrett to discuss poetry education in schools. They talk about the practicalities of getting …

Ep. 76 - Ölmo Lazarus (transcript available)

July 31st, 2016

36:09

July 2016. A transcript of this conversation is available to download here:

Ep. 74 - The Cockney Bard; Garry Johnson (transcript available)

July 31st, 2016

41:07

June 2016. A transcript of this conversation is available here; https://lunarpoetrypodcasts.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/ep-74-garry-johnson-lpp-transcript.pdf

David Turner is in Pitsea, Essex talking to 'The Original …

Ep. 73 - Jo Hauge (transcript available)

July 31st, 2016

30:17

June 2016. A full transcript of this conversation is available here:

Ep. 72 - Sophie Cameron (transcript available)

July 31st, 2016

38:58

June 2016. A transcript of this conversation is available here: https://lunarpoetrypodcasts.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/ep-72-sophie-cameron-lpp-transcript.pdf

David Turner is at the Royal Festival Hall talking to poet, …

Ep. 71 - Bryan Baker (transcript available)

July 31st, 2016

17:04

May 2016. A transcript of this conversation is available here: https://lunarpoetrypodcasts.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/ep-71-bryan-baker-lpp-transcript.pdf

Lizzy Palmer talks to Brian Baker about his writing process, …

Ep. 70 - Proletarian Poetry (transcript available)

July 31st, 2016

26:38

May 2016. A transcript of this conversation is available here:

Ep. 69 - Jemima Foxtrot (transcript available)

July 31st, 2016

1:03:06

Download a transcript of this conversation here: https://lunarpoetrypodcasts.files.wordpress.com/2020/07/ep69-jemima-foxtrot-transcript.pdf

May 2016. David Turner talks to writer and performer, Jemima Foxtrot. The pair …

Ep. 68 - Speaking Volumes (transcript available)

July 31st, 2016

39:28

April 2016. A transcript of this conversation is available here:

Ep. 67 - James Ross-Edwards (transcript available)

July 31st, 2016

24:45

April 2016. A transcript of this conversation is available here: https://lunarpoetrypodcasts.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/ep-67-james-ross-edwards-lpp-transcript.pdf

David Turner talks to James Ross-Edwards about …

Ep. 65 - Anna Kahn (transcript available)

July 31st, 2016

18:56

March 2016. A transcript of this conversation is available here: https://lunarpoetrypodcasts.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/ep-65-anna-kahn-lpp-transcript.pdf

Lizzy Palmer talks to Anna Kahn about her writing, seeking …

Ep. 63 - Wana Udobang (transcript available)

July 31st, 2016

20:37

Download a transcript of this conversation here: https://lunarpoetrypodcasts.files.wordpress.com/2020/07/ep63-wana-udobang-transcript.pdf

March 2016. Michelle Madsen is in Freedom Park in Lagos, Nigeria talking to Wana …

Ep. 61 - Keith Jarrett (transcript available)

July 30th, 2016

28:26

February 2016. A transcript of this conversation is available here: https://lunarpoetrypodcasts.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/ep-61-keith-jarrett-lpp-transcript.pdf

David Turner talks to Keith Jarrett about his writing, …

Ep. 60 - Kayo Chingonyi (transcript available)

July 30th, 2016

33:27

February 2016. A transcript of this conversation is available here:

Ep. 59 - Rachel Nwokoro (transcript available)

July 30th, 2016

20:52

February 2016. A transcript of this conversation is available here: https://lunarpoetrypodcasts.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/ep-59-rachel-nwokoro-lpp-transcript.pdf

Lizzy Palmer talks to, newly crowned, Farrago Poetry …

Ep. 58 - Amir Darwish(transcript available)

July 30th, 2016

12:29

February 2016. A transcript of this conversation is available here: https://lunarpoetrypodcasts.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/ep-58-amir-darwish-lpp-transcript.pdf

Lizzy Palmer talks to Syrian-Kurdish poet, Amir Darwish …

Ep. 57 - Black QTIPOC (transcript available)

July 30th, 2016

1:22:45

February 2016. A transcript of this conversation is available to download here: https://lunarpoetrypodcasts.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/ep-57-qtipoc-poets-lpp-transcripts.pdf

David Turner talks to SA Smythe and Travis …

Ep. 56 - Bang Said The Gun(transcript available)

July 30th, 2016

45:41

January 2016. A transcript of this conversation is available here: https://lunarpoetrypodcasts.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/ep-56-bang-said-the-gun-lpp-transcript.pdf

David Turner talks to Dan Cockrill & Rob Auton of …

Ep. 55 - We Should Talk (transcript available)

July 30th, 2016

51:16

January 2016. A transcript of this conversation is available here:

Ep. 54 - Tim Kiely (transcript available)

July 30th, 2016

23:20

January 2016. A transcript of this conversation is available here: https://lunarpoetrypodcasts.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/ep-54-tim-kiely-lpp-transcript.pdf

Lizzy Palmer talks to Tim Kiely about the biggest influences …

Ep. 53 - SA Smythe (transcript available)

July 30th, 2016

27:58

January 2016. David Turner talks to SA Smythe about how language and colonialism has and continues to inform their life and writing. SA reads three …

Ep. 51 - Abi Palmer (transcript available)

July 30th, 2016

26:20

January 2016. Lizzy Palmer talks to Abi Palmer about the influence that Wayne Holloway-Smith, Bobby Parker and Salena Godden have on her writing. Abi …

Ep. 50 - Lewis G Parker - Morbid Books (transcript available)

July 30th, 2016

22:54

January 2016. A transcript of this conversation is available here: https://lunarpoetrypodcasts.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/ep-50-lewis-g-parker-lpp-transcript.pdf

David Turner talks to Lewis Parker of Morbid Books about …

Ep. 49 - Tangerine Press (transcript available)

July 30th, 2016

22:11

December 2015. A transcript of this conversation is available here: https://lunarpoetrypodcasts.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/ep-49-tangerine-press-lpp-transcript.pdf

David Turner talks to Michael Curran of Tangerine Press …

Ep. 48 - Christmas 2015

July 30th, 2016

28:10

December 2015. David got some poets to read because it's christmas and (sort of) the one year anniversary of the podcast. Poets wishing you (sort of) …

Ep. 47 - Fikayo Balogun (transcript available)

July 30th, 2016

23:19

December 2015. David Turner talks to Fikayo Balogun about her writing and literature education in her country of birth, Nigeria. Fikayo also talks …

Ep. 46 - Collaboration (transcript available)

July 30th, 2016

1:00:06

December 2015. A transcript of this conversation is available here:

Ep. 45 - Emily Harrison (transcript available)

July 30th, 2016

19:29

November 2015. A transcript of this conversation is available here: https://lunarpoetrypodcasts.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/interview-emily-harrison-lpp-transcript-ep-45.pdf

David Turner talks to Emily Harrison live at …

Ep. 44 - Jason Pilley & Oktawia Petronella

July 30th, 2016

19:02

November 2015. Jason Pilley & Oktawia Petronella perform their epic 'The Invention of Opera' live at Silence Found a Tongue at I'klectik Artslab in Lambeth south London.

www.twitter.com/Silent_Tongue

Ep. 43 - Lisa Luxx (transcript available)

July 30th, 2016

22:44

July 2015. David Turner talks to editor of Prowl, Lisa Luxx live at spoken word night, Silence Found a Tongue. Lisa talks about her own writing and …

Ep. 42 - Rosemary Tonks (transcript available)

July 30th, 2016

1:19:20

July 2015. A transcript of this conversation is available to download here:

Ep. 41 - Mishi Morath (transcript available)

July 30th, 2016

28:57

June 2015. A transcript of this conversation is available to download here: https://lunarpoetrypodcasts.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/interview-mishi-morath-lpp-transcript-ep-41.pdf

David Turner talks to Mishi Morath about …

Ep. 40 - Caridad Atencio (Spanish transcript available)

July 30th, 2016

24:44

June 2015. Michelle Madsen is in Havana, Cuba talking to poet, Caridad Atencio. THIS INTERVIEW IS IN SPANISH.

Download a transcript of this …

Ep. 39 - Soleida Rios (Spanish transcript available)

July 30th, 2016

33:03

June 2015. Michelle Madsen is in Havana, Cuba talking to poet, Soleida Rios. THIS INTERVIEW IS IN SPANISH.

Download the transcript of this …

Ep. 38 - Ginger John (transcript available)

July 30th, 2016

24:18

June 2015.

Download a transcript of this conversation here: https://lunarpoetrypodcasts.files.wordpress.com/2020/07/ep38-ginger-john-transcript.pdf

David Turner talks to Ranting poet Ginger John about gigging in the …

Ep. 37 - Freedom News (transcript available)

July 30th, 2016

21:11

June 2015. A transcript of this conversation is available here: https://lunarpoetrypodcasts.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/ep-37-freedom-news-lpp-transcript.pdf

David Turner talks to the editor of Freedom News, Ella …

Ep. 36 - James Mckay (transcript available)

July 30th, 2016

26:26

June 2015. A transcript of this conversation is available to download here: https://lunarpoetrypodcasts.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/interview-james-mckay-lpp-transcript-ep-36.pdf

David Turner talks to James McKay live at …

Ep. 35 - Inzync Poetry Collective (transcript avavilable)

July 30th, 2016

26:46

June 2015.

Download a transcript of this conversation here:

Ep. 33 - Molly Rivkin (transcript available)

July 30th, 2016

27:59

June 2015. Molly Rivkin talks to David Turner about emotional trauma leading to writing poetry, her introduction to American slam poetry via YouTube, …

Ep. 32 - Niall O'Sullivan (transcript available)

July 30th, 2016

1:07:35

June 2015. A transcript of this conversation is available to download here:

Ep. 29 - Tim Wells (transcript available)

July 30th, 2016

24:23

Download a transcript of this conversation here: https://lunarpoetrypodcasts.files.wordpress.com/2020/07/ep29-tim-wells-transcript.pdf

May 2015. David Turner talks to poet and editor of poetry zine, Rising, Tim Wells. …

Ep. 28 - Paul McMenemy (transcript available)

July 30th, 2016

29:38

May 2015. David Turner talks to Paul McMenemy about getting into poetry by accident as a way of passing exams, the immediacy of poetry and the beauty …

Ep. 27 - James Massiah (transcript available)

July 30th, 2016

33:53

May 2015. A transcript of this conversation is available to download here: https://lunarpoetrypodcasts.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/interview-james-massiah-lpp-transcript-ep-27.pdf

David Turner talks to James Massiah …

Ep. 26 - Selina Nwulu (transcript available)

July 30th, 2016

11:21

May 2015. A transcript of this conversation is available here:

Ep. 24 - Hannah Gordon (transcript available)

July 28th, 2016

15:18

April 2015. Lizzy Palmer is in Kennington, south London talking to Hannah Gordon about how she came to writing poetry through prayer and confession, words as expression and therapy, spoken word performance, open-mic …

Ep. 23 - Kadeem Beresford-James (transcript available)

July 28th, 2016

29:35

April 2015. David Turner is in Camberwell, south-east London talking to Kadeem Beresford-James about how he came to start writing poetry, how poetry helps with processing emotions, seeking validation through performance …

Ep. 22 - Spoken Word Istanbul (transcript available)

July 28th, 2016

48:59

April 2015. David Turner is in Turkey talking to the host of Spoken Word Istanbul, Justin Pahl. They talk about the spoken word scene in the city and …

Ep. 21 - Bethany W Pope (transcript available)

July 28th, 2016

20:03

April 2015. David Turner talks to Bethany W. Pope about poetry as something which is necessary to survival though not necessarily a pleasant experience, about the poetry scenes of Swindon and Wales, writing in complex …

Ep. 20 - Martin Pettitt (transcript available)

July 28th, 2016

19:30

April 2015. A transcript of this conversation is available here: https://lunarpoetrypodcasts.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/interview-martin-pettitt-lpp-transcript-ep-20.pdf

In the first 'live' recorded podcast David Turner …

Ep. 19 - Elisa Pieper (transcript available)

July 28th, 2016

18:54

April 2015. David Turner is in Istanbul talking to Elisa Pieper about her poetry and short story writing.

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Ep. 18 - Ender Baskan (transcript available)

July 28th, 2016

25:42

April 2015. David Turner talks to Australian-Turkish novelist Ender Baskan at MauMau Works in Istanbul about his time in Turkey and his novel in …

Ep. 17 - MauMau Works, Istanbul (transcript available)

July 28th, 2016

26:45

April 2015. David Turner is in Istanbul talking to Sine Ergun and Naz Cugouglu about their own writing and the artist residency programme they run at …

Ep. 16 - Mosab Al-Nomairy (transcript available)

July 28th, 2016

22:41

April 2015. David Turner is in Istanbul talking to Syrian poet Mosab Al-Nomairy about his poetry and the development of his writing.

Download a …

Ep. 15 - Cecilia Erismann (transcript available)

July 28th, 2016

13:13

April 2015. David Turner is in Istanbul talking to Cecilia Erismann about her poetry, writing process and taking part in the residency programme at …

Ep. 13 - The Bros Grim (transcript available)

July 28th, 2016

25:55

March 2015. A transcript of this conversation is available to download here: https://lunarpoetrypodcasts.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/interview-the-bros-grim-lpp-transcript-ep-13.pdf

Lizzy Palmer talks to Grim Chip at The …

Ep. 12 - Kyla Manenti (transcript available)

July 28th, 2016

16:53

March 2015. David Turner talks to host of Union, Kyla Manenti about running a regular spoken word event yet almost never reading in public herself.

Ep. 11 - Lizzy Palmer (transcript available)

July 28th, 2016

18:25

March 2015. A transcript of this conversation is available here: https://lunarpoetrypodcasts.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/ep-11-lizzy-palmer-lpp-transcript.pdf

David Turner is in Camberwell, south-east London talking to …

Ep. 10 - Liv Wynter (transcript available)

July 27th, 2016

55:24

March 2015. A transcript of this conversation is available to download here: https://lunarpoetrypodcasts.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/interview-liv-wynter-lpp-transcript-ep-10.pdf

David Turner is in Brockley, south-east …

Ep. 9 - Fen Speak (transcript available)

July 27th, 2016

53:11

March 2015. A transcript of this conversation is available to download here: https://lunarpoetrypodcasts.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/interview-fen-speak-lpp-transcript-ep-09.pdf

David Turner is in Ely, Cambridgeshire …

Ep. 8 - Rachael Black (transcript available)

July 27th, 2016

22:52

February 2015. David Turner is in south-east London talking to Rachael Black about her poetry and performing. Rachael reads three poems:

"Angel Station" - (00:00:26)
"Frustrated" - (00:09:38)
"Two Minutes" - (00:16:53)

Ep. 7 - The Audience - Are They Important? (transcript available)

July 27th, 2016

1:05:11

February 2015. A transcript of this conversation os available to download here:

Ep. 6 - Sean Wai Keung (transcript available)

July 27th, 2016

14:03

February 2015. David Turner is in west London talking to Host of World's End Poetry, Sean Wai Keung about his poetry and performing. Sean reads three poems:

"Running At a Loss" - 00:00:42
"What Happened Was" - 00:05:42
"I …

Ep. 5 - Mel Jones (transcript available)

July 27th, 2016

14:07

February 2015. David Turner is in Camden, north London talking to host of Friggers of Speech, Mel Jones. At times it sounds like mighty Thor is punching the mic... (I was getting used to the equipment. OK!?!?) Mel reads …

Ep. 3 - Helen Mort (transcript available)

July 27th, 2016

54:52

December 2014. A transcript of this conversation is available here: https://lunarpoetrypodcasts.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/interview-helen-mort-lpp-transcript-ep-03.pdf

David Turner is in Sheffield talking to Helen Mort …

Ep. 2 - Sweden (transcript available)

July 27th, 2016

1:26:54

November 2014. A transcript of this conversation is available here:

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