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BBC Radio 4: The Verb

 – Exchange Marquee

Join us for a recording of The Verb, BBC Radio 4’s poetry celebration and ‘language lock-in’, hosted by its kindly pub-landlord Ian McMillan. In this special festival edition Ian has invited a host of award-winning poets, writers and performers to join him on stage for a spoken word party. His guests include the actor and writer, Miriam Margolyes – who understands how a poem should sound in the air, the novelist Kevin Barry - his latest novel delights in the language of ballads - by the poet Owen Sheers who will unlock the secrets of the truly great poetic line, and by the musician and songwriter Gwenno; she’ll perform her own work and let us into one of her influences - the poet, and radical artist Edrica Huws.

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