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A podcast about John Keats, PB Shelley, Mary Shelley and Lord Byron, Romanticism and Rome hosted by James Kidd. For the Keats-Shelley Memorial Association and the Young Romantics and Keats-Shelley Prizes. Contact: podcast@keats-shelley.org

A podcast about John Keats, PB Shelley, Mary Shelley and Lord Byron, Romanticism and Rome hosted by James Kidd. For the Keats-Shelley Memorial Association and the Young Romantics and Keats-Shelley Prizes. Contact: podcast@keats-shelley.org

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A podcast about John Keats, PB Shelley, Mary Shelley and Lord Byron, Romanticism and Rome hosted by James Kidd. For the Keats-Shelley Memorial Association and the Young Romantics and Keats-Shelley Prizes. Contact: podcast@keats-shelley.org

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English

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07840096282


Episodes

Ep 26. Percy Bysshe Shelley’s Hymn to Intellectual Beauty read by Fiona Sampson

7/7/2022
To mark the bicentenary of Percy Bysshe Shelley's death on 8th July 1822, Fiona Sampson reads her favourite Shelley poem: Hymn to Intellectual Beauty. Read Hymn to Intellectual Beauty here Fiona is an acclaimed poet, biographer of Mary Shelley and, last but not least, Chair of 2022's Keats-Shelley Prize. Read more about Fiona Sampson at the Keats-Shelley Prize page A phrase from Hymn to Intellectual Beauty inspired the title of Fiona's new book, Starlight Wood, which follows in the...

Duration:00:05:46

Ep. 25. Erica Jong talks about her life, career and why she loves John Keats

3/1/2022
At the end of 2020, the Keats-Shelley Podcast spoke to Erica Jong, the bestselling novelist, feminist icon and poet. In fact Erica was a poet before she was a novelist, publishing two poetry volumes making her name with 1973's Fear of Flying. While fiction has dominated her literay output, she has continued to release poetry throughout her 50 year career. Indeed, the inspiration for our own conversation was a poem she wrote in 1975: 'Dear Keats', which we found while researching John Keats'...

Duration:00:43:31

Ep. 24. Adonais by Percy Bysshe Shelley (Jagger 1969 remix)

2/22/2022
2022's Keats-Shelley and Young Romantics Prizes are open. Our poetry theme this year is Elegy - to mark the bicentenary of Percy Bysshe Shelley's death in 1822, and also the composition of Adonais, his elegy for John Keats, the year before. To mark the launch of the Prizes, we remixed Mick Jagger's recitation of Adonais at Hyde Park in 1969 with our own lovely podcast theme music: ‘Androids Always Escape’ by Chris Zabriskie. Visit http://chriszabriskie.com/ Most of the effects are attained...

Duration:00:02:18

Ep. 23 Winner of 2021‘s Keats-Shelley Poetry Prize: in the kelp forest by Katrina Naomi (read by Deryn Rees-Jones)

9/16/2021
The winning poem of 2021's Keats-Shelley Poetry Prize is 'in the kelp forest' by Katrina Naomi, read here by our Poetry Judge Deryn Rees-Jones. Click here for more about Katrina and 2021's Keats-Shelley Prize. ----more---- Subscribe to the Keats-Shelley Podcast for all new episodes or Follow us on Spotify. You can support the Keats-Shelley House by Becoming a Friend. Follow us on Twitter Like us on Facebook Follow us on Instagram Subscribe to us on YouTube Learn more about the...

Duration:00:05:27

Ep. 22 Winner of 2021‘s Young Romantics Poetry Prize: ‘A Craftsman‘s Tale‘ by Eustacia Feng (read by Will Kemp)

9/16/2021
The winning poem of 2021's Young Romantics Poetry Prize is 'A Craftsman's Tale' by Eustacia Feng, read here by our Poetry Judge Will Kemp. Click here for more about Eustacia and 2021's Young Romantics Prize. ----more---- Subscribe to the Keats-Shelley Podcast for all new episodes or Follow us on Spotify. You can support the Keats-Shelley House by Becoming a Friend. Follow us on Twitter Like us on Facebook Follow us on Instagram Subscribe to us on YouTube Learn more about the...

Duration:00:07:12

Ep. 21 How do you solve a problem like Maria Cotterell? The story of John Keats, the Maria Crowther and his Final Voyage

7/15/2021
On 15th July 1821, 19-year-old Maria Cotterell died in Naples of consumption. Her name may well have been forgotten if she hadn't sailed to Italy on the Maria Crowther, alongside 24-year-old John Keats. In this episode, we tell Maria's story - including new discoveries about her death, her brief encounter with Keats and her treatment by posterity. ----more---- Subscribe to the Keats-Shelley Podcast for all new episodes or Follow us on Spotify. You can read a fuller version of this episode...

Duration:01:42:27

Ep. 20 Mark Wallinger: Why I Love John Keats - Writ in Water, Poetry and Rome

7/9/2021
We talk to Turner Prize-winning artist Mark Wallinger about his life and career - and more specifically, his love of John Keats. The inspiration for our conversation was Mark’s monumental 2018 work Writ in Water, which commemorated the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta. ----more---- Subscribe to the Keats-Shelley Podcast or Follow us on Spotify. But Mark also discussed his broader love of literature (above all James Joyce), his wonder at Ode to a Nightingale, the challenges of being an...

Duration:01:26:06

Ep. 19 John Keats and Rome’s Protestant Cemetery. A conversation with Nicholas Stanley-Price

3/24/2021
In this episode of our 'Writ in Water' series, the Keats-Shelley Prize Podcast talks to Nicholas Stanley-Price about the 300-year history of the Non-Catholic Cemetery in Rome.----more---- 2021’s Keats-Shelley Prize2021’s Young Romantics Prize For poetry lovers, this is the place where both John Keats and PB Shelley are buried, not far from their friends Joseph Severn and Edward Trelawny, and also Shelley's 3-year-old son, William. But the Cemetery's story is far longer and broader than...

Duration:01:44:40

Ep. 18 How did John Keats influence Christina Rossetti and the Pre-Raphaelites? A Conversation with Dr Dinah Roe

3/11/2021
How did John Keats influence Christina Rossetti and the Pre-Raphaelites? In this episode of our Writ in Water series inspired by John Keats’ epitaph – ‘Here lies one whose name was writ in water’ – we talk to Dr Dinah Roe about Christina Rossetti, her sonnet 'On Keats' - and more widely about how Keats influenced the Pre-Raphaelite artists. This includes her brothers, Dante Gabriel and William Michael, fighting over who was better - Keats or Shelley? ----more---- Subscribe to the podcast...

Duration:01:55:34

Ep. 17 How did John Keats influence Dante Gabriel Rossetti and the Pre-Raphelites? Reading and analysis by Dr Dinah Roe

3/2/2021
In this mini Keats-Shelley Prize Podcast, Dr Dinah Roe reads and discusses two poems by Dante Gabriel Rossetti that quote John Keats' epitaph 'Here lies one whose name was writ in water'. The first was also a sonnet ('John Keats'); the second a fragment included in a letter to the other Rossetti brother, William Michael. ----more---- Our brief chat touched on Dante Gabriel's aspiration to out-Cockney John Keats in the rhyming department. This turned our attention to Betty Askwith's Appendix...

Duration:00:14:28

Ep. 16 Readings: This Living Hand and Where be ye going, you Devon maid by John Keats

2/23/2021
On 23rd February 2021, the 200th anniversary of John Keats' death in Rome, the Keats-Shelley Prize Podcast recorded a conversation with Dr Dinah Roe about Christina Rossetti's sonnet 'On Keats', which quotes his epitaph 'Here lies one whose name was writ in water'.----more---- We finished around 10.30pm and to mark the occasion read two poems in Keats' honour: 'This living hand now warm and capable' and 'Where be ye going you Devon maid'. 2021’s Keats-Shelley Prize2021’s Young Romantics...

Duration:00:02:14

Ep. 15 Writ in water, lemon juice or invisible ink? Adam Smyth examines John Keats‘ epitaph as material text.

2/10/2021
What does it mean to writ(e) in water? And even more, what does it mean to write 'writ in water' on stone? Or is that in stone? These are all questions raised by John Keats' epitaph, 'Here lies one whose name was writ in water'. Which is why the Keats-Shelley Podcast called Adam Smyth, Professor of English Literature at Balliol College, Oxford, and an expert in Material Texts: or the study of people writing with weird things on weird surfaces.----more---- Subscribe to the Keats-Shelley...

Duration:01:06:59

Ep. 14 Erica Jong’s top writing tips for Young Romantics

1/25/2021
At the end of 2020, James Kidd of the Keats-Shelley Podcast talked to bestselling novelist Erica Jong about her life-long love of John Keats. During the conversation, which will be posted soon, we asked what advice she would give writers entering our Young Romantics Poetry and Essay competitions. A small warning: there is one mild expletive (in reference to bad drafts) near the start. For more information visit our Young Romantics page.----more---- For more information about Erica visit...

Duration:00:18:07

Ep. 13 John Keats’ Bright Star read by heart with analysis

12/31/2020
John Keats writing his last poem 'Bright star' on the Maria Crowther is one of the great myths of the poet's tragic last months. Inspired by retracing Keats' Final Journey on Google Earth, we ask: what if were true? How might it change our reading of one of his greatest sonnets? As part of our limbering up, we learned the poem by heart and recorded the results... ----more---- Listeners of a sensitive disposition should beware. There is a reference and a reading of Aerosmith. Click for...

Duration:01:37:50

Ep. 12 Reading: John Keats‘ ‘In drear nighted December‘

12/2/2020
Reading and discussion of John Keats' 'In drear nighted December'. From a Twitter Advent calendar for 2020 to mark the launch of 2021's Keats-Shelley and Young Romantics Prizes. Read the poem here.----more---- For more information visit: 2021 Keats-Shelley Prize. For more info visit: 2021 Young Romantics Prize. To learn more about the Keats-Shelley House and our KeatsShelley200 Bicentenary programme, visit: https://ksh.roma.it You can support the Keats-Shelley House by becoming a...

Duration:00:26:31

Ep. 11 Reading: John Keats‘ First Poem: Imitation of Spenser

12/1/2020
Reading and discussion of John Keats' first poem, 'An Imitation of Spenser'. This is embedded in our new Google Earth map: The Life, Times and Places of John Keats. ----more---- For more information visit: 2021 Keats-Shelley Prize. For more info visit: 2021 Young Romantics Prize. To learn more about the Keats-Shelley House and our KeatsShelley200 Bicentenary programme, visit: https://ksh.roma.it You can support the Keats-Shelley House by becoming a Friend:...

Duration:00:22:10

Ep. 10 Giovanni Keats: The Story of John Keats and Italy

10/31/2020
To mark the 200th anniversary of John Keats first setting foot on Italian soil on 31st October 1820 – his 25th birthday – the Keats-Shelley Podcast presents a podcast telling the story of his arrival in Italy means for us two centuries later. 2021’s Keats-Shelley Prize2021’s Young Romantics Prize ----more----We think about Keats and Italy, the Italian Keats, and the connections between his death and his fame. We think about elegies and epitaphs, about poems and pilgrims - about Joseph...

Duration:01:14:08

Ep. 9 Senbazuru by Joyce Chen - Winner of 2020‘s Young Romantics Poetry Prize

4/28/2020
Joyce Chen's Senbazuru won 2020's Young Romantic Poetry Prize. The poem was read by Dinah Roe, Reader in 19th Century Literature at Oxford Brookes University, as part of our online awards ceremony. ----more---- Listen to Dinah discuss Christina Rossetti's 'On Keats' as part of our 'Writ in Water' series. Follow her on Twitter @preraphsrule. 2021’s Keats-Shelley Prize2021’s Young Romantics Prize Subscribe to the Keats-Shelley Podcast for all new episodes or Follow us on Spotify. Follow...

Duration:00:00:51

Ep. 8 Indian Paradise Flycatcher by Pascale Petit - Winner of 2020‘s Keats-Shelley Poetry Prize

4/27/2020
Pascale Petit's Indian Paradise Flycatcher won 2020's Keats-Shelley Poetry Prize. The poem was read by Will Kemp, one of the Poetry Prize Judges, as part of our online announcement.----more---- 2021’s Keats-Shelley Prize2021’s Young Romantics Prize Subscribe to the Keats-Shelley Podcast for all new episodes or Follow us on Spotify. Follow us on Twitter Like us on Facebook Follow us on Instagram Subscribe to us on YouTube

Duration:00:01:36

Ep. 7 Is John Keats’ ’immortal bird’ soon-to-be extrinct? A conversation with Simon Barnes (Part 2)

4/2/2020
Part two of our conversation with Simon Barnes, the award-winning sportswriter, revered bird lover and Chair of 2020 and 2021's Keats-Shelley Prizes. ----more---- 2021's Keats-Shelley Prize2021's Young Romantics Prize Subscribe to the Keats-Shelley Podcast or Follow us on Spotify. In which Simon discusses the repertory singers that are skylarks and nightingales, how and why they sing (and does this make them sexy), whether Keats' nightingale could sing and fly - and does that spoil the...

Duration:00:56:45