The Poetry Channel

The Poetry Channel

Helen Mort In Conversation

Helen Mort – winner of the 2014 Fenton Aldeburgh First Collection Prize –  talks with Dean Parkin...

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Aldeburgh Backchat: Thomas Lux

Thomas Lux talks about his childhood in 1950s in America during an ‘Age of Science’ and being engaged by...

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Aldeburgh Backchat: Togara Muzanenhamo

Togara Muzanenhamo on living on a commercial family farm in Zimbabwe, finding poetry among the maize, soya beans and...

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Aldeburgh Backchat: Tom Pickard

North-east icon Tom Pickard on co-founding the legendary Morden Tower readings in Newcastle and being mentored by...

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Aldeburgh Backchat: Jen Benka

Jen Benka, the Executive Director of the Academy of American Poets, talks about the balance between her day job and...

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Poem Show 18 - Ellen McAteer’s Festival Choice

Incoming Director of The Poetry Trust Ellen McAteer shares her pick of the 2014 Aldeburg Poetry Festival – an...

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Aldeburgh Backchat 2014: Kayo Chingonyi

Kayo Chingonyi talks about growing up with American cartoons and Zambian oral traditions, drawing on the aesthetics...

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A Trio of Fenton Aldeburgh First Collection Prizewinners

From a week’s protected writing time to reading at the Aldeburgh Poetry Festival, the three recent winners of...

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Welcome to the 26th International Poetry Festival

Finuala Dowling, Dan O'Brien, Ellen Doré Watson, Adélia Prado and Thomas Lux kick-off the 26th...

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Aldeburgh Eight - Get On It!

In November 2013 eight emerging poets gathered in Suffolk for an immersive three days at the international Aldeburgh...

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Poetry & Beauty

What does ‘beauty’ actually mean to contemporary poets and is it still relevant to their writing or...

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Poem Show 17 – Alison Brackenbury’s Festival Choice

Alison Brackenbury chooses three outstanding poems by fellow Aldeburgh poets: Olivia McCannon’s tender and...

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Aldeburgh Pamphleteers 2013

Poems and behind-the-scenes chat from four exhilaratingly talented and distinctive new voices – Richie...

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Aldeburgh Conversation: Ian McMillan

Ian McMillan is not far off National Treasure status and is one of the UK’s most popular poets with an...

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Alice Oswald In Conversation

After her triumphant performance at The Poetry Prom in Suffolkin August 2011, Alice Oswald – in conversation...

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Seamus Heaney Poetry Prom Reading

Seamus Heaney reads poems from his last collection Human Chain at Snape Maltings Concert Hall in 2010. Download podcast

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Seamus Heaney Poetry Prom Interview

Seamus Heaney and fellow-poet and Aldeburgh Poetry Festival co-founder Michael Laskey ‘in conversation’...

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Olivia McCannon In Conversation

Olivia McCannon – winner of the 2012 Fenton Aldeburgh First Collection Prize – chats with Dean Parkin...

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Awesome Foursome In Conversation

Prior to their brilliant reading at the Bush Theatre Library in May, we sent The Poetry Trust’s Intern Leti...

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Poem Show 16 - Young Poets

Leti Mortimer, poetry editor of online magazine Inky Needles, picks three stand-out poems from Aldeburgh’s...

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