This Be The Verse
Hosted by Maya, Rebecca, William and Julia
Sundays 18:00 - 19:00
Welcome to This Be The Verse, bringing you our favourite poems, suitably nerdy discussion of said poems, interviews with poets, YOUR SUBMISSIONS (!) and maybe even some poetry news. With a rotating group of presenters, every episode promises a slightly different flavour and possible eclecticism.
E1: The Abused
We start off season three with Rebecca and Will! And in typical This Be the Verse style it's another bummer of a topic - poetry all about the abused. Any sensitive readers may find this episode difficult to listen to, in which case have a listen to any other of our wonderful shows, but tune in to discover the power and guilt poetry can so beautifully express.
William and Maya look at the life scientific as expressed through poetry, featuring work by Alicia Ostriker, Walt Whitman, Sam Sax and more.
Maya & Julia discuss poetry from Shara Lessey, Kaveh Akbar, Emily Berry, Jasmine Burgess and Sophie Dunsby. We discuss importance of names, how to use a fairytale to understand yourself, and why you shouldn't look back when you're trying to escape from hell.
E4: The Sea
Julia and Rebecca discuss that perennial theme, the sea.
Maya and Rebecca look at poems on the body, from ee. cummings to Sharon Olds.
William and Julia explore painting and art with poetry by Anne Sexton, Rainer Maria Rilke, Marianne Moore and more!