Doctor with the right medicine: Write Out Loud interviews the Emergency Poet

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She goes round the country in a 1970s ambulance that she picked up on eBay, and with the help of an assistant, dispenses poetry on prescription to make people feel better. “Emergency Poet” Deborah Alma talks to Greg Freeman about bringing poetry to the people; her most “essential” poems - Brian Patten, TS Eliot, Seamus Heaney; the power of poetry to do good - and why her own poetry has had to take a back seat.

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