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Lessons from the School of Night: Douglas Dunn

In this interview I met with Douglas Dunn, who spoke candidly about the experience of growing old as a writer; discussed teaching and playwriting as ways for a poet to make ends meet; and reminisced about the publication of his first book Terry Street, and Phillip Larkin's role in getting it published. Dunn reads two of his new poems: 'The Teacher's Notes' at 10m02s, and 'Thursday' at 24m10s. Apologies for the poor sound quality at points.


Lessons from the School of Night: Eric Langley

Lessons from the School of Night "I generally find that language will just open up again every time you hit a wall" — Eric Langley Sean Robinson met with Eric Langley at the Topping bookshop, before his appearance at the School of Night, where he read from his first book of poetry, Raking Light. They discussed Eric's childhood holidays with J.H. Prynne, the influence of the Elizabethans on his work, and the role of the words themselves in the process of composition. Eric also read his poem...


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