Francis Bickmore, Toby Mottershead and Black Diamond Express

“Like when you get a smell of something that your gran used to make, reading the poem took me back to being a kid again…”

Ryan chats with Francis Bickmore, senior editor at Canongate Books, and Toby Mottershead of Black Diamond Express about their favourite
poem, Coleridge’s ‘The Rime of the Ancient Mariner’. Their discussion covers Nick Cave, Iron Maiden, what we expect from literature and how poetry can fit neatly into a busy schedule, among other things. Also
features the track ‘Jack’ by Black Diamond Express. Presented by Ryan van Winkle. Produced by Colin Fraser. Incidental music by Ewen Maclean. For feedback, mail

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