Planet Poetry Podcast with Janet Sutherland
I was interviewed recently on the Planet Poetry Podcast hosted by Peter Kenny and Robin Houghton and what a pleasure it was to talk poetry with Peter and read some of my poems. The episode is called "Eels | Elements - with Janet Sutherland" and can be heard by clicking on the link below or simply by searching for "Planet Poetry Podcast". There are over 24 hours of recordings in this series, each episode features one or two poets plus conversations about the works of others, so do listen if you can.
Peter Kenny writes:
"Welcome home! Now slip off your raincoat and settle down in the flickering firelight. Listening to Janet Sutherland will suggest summer snakes hissing in the hay, as you explore the rural upbringing that has shaped the quietly-magnificent world of her four Shearsman Books collections: Burning the Heartwood, Hangman’s Acre, Bone Monkey and Home Farm. Meanwhile, your pals Robin and Peter begin 2022 eyeing a patriarchal statue in a beautiful poem by Eavan Boland from her New Collected Poems from Carcanet . And devouring C+nto and othered poems by Joelle Taylor to find it an elegiac, barnstorming celebration - and a just winner of the T.S. Eliot prize too".