The Witching Hour – Spooky Podcast

October 30, 2009

Happy Halloween y’all! We’ve got a brand new poetry podcast!

We’ve got the supurb Kona MacPhee reading a creepy little poem called The Ghost Toe and Kim Tebble’s brilliant rendition of his “The Raven, the Knight and the Queen of the Birds”

Here’s the Blurb from the SPL

Featuring an interview with poet Kona Macphee, who discusses her Poem of the Week project and reads a Halloween themed poem from her first book, Tails. Her new collection Perfect Blue, is out in February from Bloodaxe. We’ve also got a scary treat from Kim Tebble, who performs his “The Raven, the Knight and the Queen of the Birds”.

If you’d like to send us your favourite scary poem and why you like it, or just say hello to Ryan and Colin, please drop us a line to

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And don’t forget you can catch me this weekend at the Storytelling Festival and at the Electric Cabaret. Both events are on Halloween and should be amazing — the former being a lovely chat and the latter being an all-out party! Plus – there’s the Golden Hour at Elvis Shakespeare on Sunday, 1 November. Books, music, good chat. 2pm. Come along.

And now, in case you’re not freaked out enough, here’s Christopher Walken. Enjoy!!!


The Golden Hour: February 18, 2009 8pm

February 6, 2009

A Very Special Golden Hour featuring the Legendary Paper Cinema w/ Kora!!!gh_feb_2009

All performances will have a Lost World Theme that will tie together One City / One Book campaign!

“You can’t escape the dinosaurs. You can only hope to contain them! (on a remote island; preferably with Samuel L. Jackson).”

Date + Time: Wed. February 18th, 8pm
Cost: FREE
Booze: BYOB, but pay your corkage

David Gow – Prose that makes you lean in and listen, keeping you close to the edge beyond your seat. Launching a new Chapbook from Forest Publications.

Kona Macphee
Bloodaxe poet who won the acclaimed Eric Gregory prize and who’s work is sometimes described as “bleak, but never bitter.”

Tails, by Kona Macphee

Tails, by Kona Macphee

Jed Milroy – Legendary local singer songwriter finally back from the Woods.

Jed Milroy at The Golden Hour, Cambridge

Jed Milroy at The Golden Hour, Cambridge

Robert Sarazin Blake – A folkie able to subdue the punk-est crowds armed with only a guitar and a mean set of pipes with insightful, raise-a-glass lyrics. On tour from the USA!

Special Performance:
Paper Cinema and Kora – A real treat! A cast of hand-drawn marionettes are magically brought to life with a special “Lost World” theme.

Paper Cinema

Paper Cinema