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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.


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

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 in either English or Spanish, why Leo doesn’t translate his own writing and the positive influences various writing collectives have had on his own writing and Invisible Presence - a developmental platform for British Latino writers. Leo reads three poems:
(00:02:24) - The Somnambulist
(00:27:04) - Rìo Nuevo
(00:52:45) - Peregrination

Some links relating to this episode:
Leo on Twitter -
Invisible Presence -
The Complete Works -
Ten: Poets of the new generation -
Episode 86 of LPP -

Part two (00:53:40): Poet Chrissy Williams talks to Amaan Hyder about his debut collection At Hajj (Penned in the Margins). This interview is an extension of an ongoing project in which Chrissy has been inviting a number of poets to reflect on their debut collections, roughly a year after publication. Amaan reads two poem:
(00:55:12) - Coats
(01:12:21) - Mohammed's Mobile

Links relating to this episode:
Chrissy's blog -
Chrissy on Twitter -
Amaan' collection, At Hajj -

Download a full transcript of this episode here:

Episode music is an original composition by Snazzy Rat. You can find more from Snazzy here:

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