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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. 130 - Sarah Callaghan

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 she made the move into poetry when she used it as a tool to work through a difficult period of her life. Poetry was a space that allowed for what comedy didn’t; a space where messages didn’t necessarily have to be funny to be let out and to be seriously received by an audience. It gave her a space to speak more openly about mental health. We also discuss the importance of creative collaboration, share some performance stories, and the difficulties of navigating the trappings of social media. 

“You’re never gonna achieve greatness in your comfort zone.” - 10:20-11:26

Sarah reads two poems - 

23:35 - Beginning

33:21 - It's Not That Deep

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

Our production team is Mystery Planet Productions.

Also mentioned on the podcast -

Imaginary Millions - Spending Our Fortune Vol.1 

Watch Sarah Callaghan's comedy special, The Ballad Of Sarah Callaghan, on NextUp -

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