BBC Radio Scotland invited me to appear on The Book Cafe on Monday 16 February. I spoke to host, Chris Dolan, about poetry and my job as Reader in Residence. I’ll also got a chance to share some of my favorite poems with Sam Kelly and the writer Denise Mina who wrote the Garnethill books as well as Hellblazer for Vertigo. I tried to match poems to people’s reading, music and film tastes.

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For those wondering what poems I recommended:

Chris Dolan: New Heart by Federico Garcia Lorca & Grief by Matthew Dickman

Sam Kelly: Succubus by Tim Turnbull & Burial by Momcilo Nastasijevic

Denise Mina: The Gun by Vicki Feaver & Cuckoo Corn by Paul Muldoon

Let me know what you think of my choices and if you’d like me to suggest a poem for you!