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Radio Interview with Melanie Manchot

My interview with the artist Melanie Manchot for Brighton's Radio Reverb. You can hear me talking about the back story to Zones of Avoidance which won the 2013 Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry

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The World's Coat

The World's Coat

The world's coat

has a zillion buttons made of stone,

has pockets

deeper than the deepest Ocean;

with its collar pulled up

it reaches beyond the death of stars.

Its fabric can cope with hurricane and hail,

sandstorm and snow;

it can brace your sorrows and your fears

of no tomorrow.

The word's coat is lined with silk from all the silk worms

that ...

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Zones of Avoidance

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