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John Glenday & Kim Edgar

“I went out to the hazel wood,/ Because a fire was in my head”

In the final part of our Highland trilogy, Ryan chats with John Glenday about what it’s like to be a drug counsellor and a poet, which poem he carries with him and we get an opportunity to hear John read from new collection, Grain (Picador). We also have the track ‘Nothing to Hold Onto’ by Kim Edgar, which was a response to a work by John during the 7 Short Sails project. Presented by Ryan van Winkle. Produced by Colin Fraser. Incidental music by Ewen Maclean.

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Carry a Poem Special

“It’s one those poems that’s just stuck. I can’t really explain why…”

Colin heads down to the launch of the 2010 One City One Edinburgh literature campaign, which is focusing this year on the poems we carry with us and includes a free anthology of poems called Carry A Poem, being distributed for free across the city.

Including snippets from poet Ken Cockburn, Edinburgh makar Ron Butlin, literary editor Stuart Kelly, Children’s Director of the Edinburgh International Book Festival Sara Grady and charming couple Mark and Alena Fraser. Ryan also asks Colin what his Carry A Poem choices would be. Presented by Ryan van Winkle.

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