Sunday, September 28, 2008

The Verb LIVE

On Friday night I had the pleasure of joining Ian McMillan and guests on stage at the Radio Theatre in BBC Broadcasting House.

For a week, thanks to the marvels of modern technology, it will be possible to 'Listen Again' to the programme here.

My story - 'At prayer in the madhouse with Kit Smart' - imagines a meeting between the 'mad' poet Christopher Smart and Samuel Johnson. If you would like to read more about Smart, intermittently trusty Wikipedia has a page. I would recommend at least dipping into Smart's remarkable Jubilate Agno. The most accessible (or do I mean intelligible?) section of the poem is usually anthologised as 'My Cat Jeoffrey'.

Do click on these links soon. Come Saturday 4th October, it will no longer be possible to hear the broadcast online.


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