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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. Est. October 2014 in South East London. Proudly working class.

A series of discussions, interviews and live recordings with poets from the UK and abroad in which we examine the writing process. Est. October 2014 in South East London. Proudly working class.
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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. Est. October 2014 in South East London. Proudly working class.

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English


Episodes

Ep.122 - Steven J Fowler (transcript available)

9/14/2019
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David Turner is in central London talking to experimental poet and artist Steven J Fowler. The pair discuss Steven's approach to writing and editing (or lack of it), whether it helps to sometimes be ignored as a writer and his work as a curator of European and international literature events. Download a full transcript here: https://lunarpoetrypodcasts.files.wordpress.com/2019/09/ep122-steven-j-fowler.pdf Steven is organising the first Nordic Poetry Festival to be held in the UK and will...

Duration:01:10:24

Ep.121 - Astra Papachristodoulou (transcript available)

6/19/2019
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David Turner is in Walthamstow, east London talking to experimental poet and artist Astra Papachristodoulou about the importance of collaboration and the visual look of words on a page in her practice. Astra is pretty determined not to be restricted by conventional definitions of what it is to be a poet and happily exists on the boundary of different media, so it was interesting to hear why she’s so keen to introduce rules and constraints into her writing. Download a full transcript of this...

Duration:00:47:32

An update - we're back soon!!!

6/12/2019
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Hello, this is not an episode. I just wanted to say hello after my prolonged break from putting out episodes and let you know that Lunar Poetry Podcasts will be back very soon with Ep.121 featuring Astra Papachristodolou. Check out Astra on our companion podcast 'a poem a week': https://soundcloud.com/apoemaweek/ep58-heliolatry-by-astra-papachristodoulou You can get a copy of mine and Lizzy's poetry pamphlet here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/s?k=david+Turner+ten+cups+of+coffee&ref=nb_sb_noss...

Duration:00:03:13

Ep.120 - Tom Sastry (transcript available)

11/29/2018
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David Turner is in Bristol chatting to Tom Sastry about his debut pamphlet, 'Complicity' (Smith|Doorstop) and the link between his writing and performing style. This is the final episode of this 'series'. Lunar Poetry Podcasts will return April 2019. For more from Tom: http://www.poetrybusiness.co.uk/tom-sastry https://andotherpoems.com/2018/11/16/three-poems-by-tom-sastry/ http://ninearchespress.com/about-us/news.html Download a full transcript here:...

Duration:01:03:02

Ep.119 - Shagufta K. Iqbal (transcript available)

10/30/2018
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David Turner chats to Shagufta K. Iqbal. David met up with Shagufta back in early October 2018 at her home in Bristol, to discuss her writing and the collaborative nature of providing platforms for other writers, focusing on the role she played in founding the YoniVerse collective, a platform and support network for South Asian women writers. For more from Shagufta: http://www.shaguftakiqbal.com/ https://twitter.com/shaguftakiqbal https://www.yoniversepoetrycollective.com/ For more from us:...

Duration:01:08:40

Ep.118 - 4th BIRTHDAY SPECIAL EPISODE (transcript available)

9/30/2018
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To celebrate the fourth anniversary of Lunar Poetry Podcasts (01/10/2018) host and founder of the series David Turner chats to Abi Palmer about how and why LPP began. The pair discuss how the podcast has evolved since October 2014 and the changes made because of growing audiences and funding from Arts Council England. Abi and David also talk about the brand new anthology of poems by 28 former podcast guests, 'Why Poetry?' (VERVE Poetry Press), out now in bookshops nationwide. For more from...

Duration:01:17:24

Ep.117 - Andrew McMillan (transcript available)

8/30/2018
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I am in Manchester chatting to Andrew McMillan about his new and second full collection of poetry, Playtime (Cape Poetry). In 117 episodes, this is the first time I've met up with a poet to specifically discuss the transition from debut collection to second book. I found Andrew’s reflections on confidence in his writing, audience expectation and reaction and placing growing demands on readers just fascinating. As with his debut Physical, Playtime deals with what it is to be a man in general,...

Duration:01:08:12

Ep.116 - Ross Sutherland; C.I Marshall (transcript available)

7/26/2018
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This episode is in two parts: Part one - David Turner is in Peterborough chatting to Ross Sutherland about his podcast 'Imaginary Advice' and how it now informs his writing. The pair discuss Ross' recent British Podcast Award in the 'Best Fiction' category, how sound engineering can help with character development and pushing literary ideas and devices to 'breaking-point'. Links relating to this section: https://www.imaginaryadvice.com/ https://twitter.com/rossgsutherland Part two (1:06:54)...

Duration:01:24:13

Ep.116 - Ross Sutherland; C.I Marshall (transcript available)

7/26/2018
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This episode is in two parts: Part one - David Turner is in Peterborough chatting to Ross Sutherland about his podcast 'Imaginary Advice' and how it now informs his writing. The pair discuss Ross' recent British Podcast Award in the 'Best Fiction' category, how sound engineering can help with character development and pushing literary ideas and devices to 'breaking-point'. Links relating to this section: https://www.imaginaryadvice.com/ https://twitter.com/rossgsutherland Part two (1:06:54)...

Duration:01:24:13

Ep.115 - Jane Yeh; Roy McFarlane (transcript available)

6/28/2018
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This episode is in two parts: Part one - David Turner is in London chatting to Jane Yeh about assuming personas and writing characters into her poetry, why fiction is such a common starting point for her poems and the influence that fine art, particularly 'old-master paintings' has on her creative practice. Some links relating to this section: https://www.janeyeh3.com/ https://twitter.com/JaneYeh3 https://www.carcanet.co.uk/cgi-bin/indexer?owner_id=838 https://tornn.me/ Part two (00:48:07) -...

Duration:01:06:25

Ep.115 - Jane Yeh; Roy McFarlane (transcript available)

6/28/2018
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This episode is in two parts: Part one - David Turner is in London chatting to Jane Yeh about assuming personas and writing characters into her poetry, why fiction is such a common starting point for her poems and the influence that fine art, particularly 'old-master paintings' has on her creative practice. Some links relating to this section: https://www.janeyeh3.com/ https://twitter.com/JaneYeh3 https://www.carcanet.co.uk/cgi-bin/indexer?owner_id=838 https://tornn.me/ Part two (00:48:07) -...

Duration:01:06:25

Ep.114 - SPECIAL - Developing Your Creative Practice (transcript available)

6/12/2018
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In this 'special' episode David Turner is at the London office of Arts Council England talking to Gemma Seltzer about the new funding scheme 'Developing Your Creative Practice'. The pair discuss how the funding will work, who will benefit from this scheme and how it differs from previous types of funding. *PLEASE NOTE - this funding scheme is only open to artists living in England* Download the funding guidance form here:...

Duration:00:25:34

Ep.114 - SPECIAL - Developing Your Creative Practice (transcript available)

6/12/2018
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In this 'special' episode David Turner is at the London office of Arts Council England talking to Gemma Seltzer about the new funding scheme 'Developing Your Creative Practice'. The pair discuss how the funding will work, who will benefit from this scheme and how it differs from previous types of funding. *PLEASE NOTE - this funding scheme is only open to artists living in England* Download the funding guidance form here:...

Duration:00:25:34

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

5/25/2018
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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...

Duration:01:16:29

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

5/25/2018
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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...

Duration:01:16:29

Ep.112 - Mary Jean Chan; Sandeep K Parmar (transcript available)

4/23/2018
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This episode is in two parts: Part one - David Turner talks to Mary Jean Chan about her debut pamphlet, 'a hurry of english' (Ignition Press), finding queer and gender-bending identities in classic English literature and how it feels to be demanding space as a published queer writer. Mary Jean also reads three poems: (00:04:00) - Rules for a Chinese Child Buying Stationery in a London Bookshop (00:28:11) - Dragon Hill Spa (1:00:30) - Tea Ceremony http://www.maryjeanchan.com/...

Duration:01:17:39

Ep.112 - Mary Jean Chan; Sandeep K Parmar (transcript available)

4/23/2018
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This episode is in two parts: Part one - David Turner talks to Mary Jean Chan about her debut pamphlet, 'a hurry of english' (Ignition Press), finding queer and gender-bending identities in classic English literature and how it feels to be demanding space as a published queer writer. Mary Jean also reads three poems: (00:04:00) - Rules for a Chinese Child Buying Stationery in a London Bookshop (00:28:11) - Dragon Hill Spa (1:00:30) - Tea Ceremony http://www.maryjeanchan.com/...

Duration:01:17:39

Ep.111 - Jackie Hagan; Nuar Alsadir (transcript available)

3/20/2018
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This episode is in two parts: David Turner talks to poet and playwright Jackie Hagan talk about Jackie’s new play, ‘This Is Not A Safe Space’, which she’s just started touring. The play, presented by Unlimited and Big Feast, is based on interviews with over 80 people and in it, Jackie examines the impact of benefit cuts on disabled people and others on the margins of society. Perhaps predictably, considering the theme of this work, we discuss class - a lot. More specifically, when the idea...

Duration:01:15:28

Ep.111 - Jackie Hagan; Nuar Alsadir (transcript available)

3/20/2018
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This episode is in two parts: David Turner talks to poet and playwright Jackie Hagan talk about Jackie’s new play, ‘This Is Not A Safe Space’, which she’s just started touring. The play, presented by Unlimited and Big Feast, is based on interviews with over 80 people and in it, Jackie examines the impact of benefit cuts on disabled people and others on the margins of society. Perhaps predictably, considering the theme of this work, we discuss class - a lot. More specifically, when the idea...

Duration:01:15:28

Ep.110 - Caroline Bird (transcript available)

2/19/2018
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David Turner is in south east London talking to poet Caroline Bird about her fifth collection, 'In These Days of Prohibition' (Carcanet Press, 2017). The pair discuss how Caroline chose, in this collection, to confront feelings of shame and guilt and examine why we might deny these feelings. As it frequently does, the topic of honesty in poetry rears it's head. Caroline reads three poems: (00:04:37) - Eye Contact (00:33:11) - To Be Explicit (01:00:53) - Megan Married Herself...

Duration:01:04:26