I love what Mike and Angela do. I am hard of hearing and sometimes gigs are hard work, so this is like my own private gig where I can turn the sound up or down as required. I love the idea that my words will be heard by people I’ve never met, from places I’ve never been. And I like hearing different poems from the same people, sometimes hearing how they become more confident over time, sometimes learning to listen better to their poetry. And the mix of styles and voices is very satisfying.
Rosemary McLeish2nd place winner of Myselxia Poetry 2018
What Angela and Micheal have created is a platform befitting the many international names who have contributed their work. The diverse range of voices in each episode reveals the deep love of poetry driving the project. They have taken poetry towards new terrain, and increased the visibility of the written and spoken word. Where others have closed the door and tried to elevate poetry away from the masses, Angela and Mike opened the door and allowed the masses to enjoy poetry. Their Podcasts are both easy to enjoy and packed with high-quality poetry, from established acts as well as new and up-and-coming poets. As demanding as you require, it allows one to weave words around everyday life, at the same time pinning you to the spot and demanding you take note. I unashamedly love the project and how it builds upon the poetry community. It is a generous gift to poetry, poets and listeners, and one that continues to reward.
This is a wonderful thing.I cannot thank Angela and Mike enough for being able to be part of something so wonderful. Thank you so much for giving me the honour of being able to publish like this. Here in Mangalore we do not have as many publishing opportunities. It has been a beautiful thing to be part of an international community of writers and to hear the words of many fine poets. Thank you for all you are doing to promote good poetry.
Geralyn PintoProfessor of M.A Literature. St Agnes College,Mangalore,India
This has been an incredible aural space for poetry - inclusive and far-reaching, knowing no borders. Being able to air our words over the airwaves is the perfect sound space to listen to an art form that is meant to be heard! It is the perfect way to carry our words across the world: the ear has no borders.
Maggie Harrismulti published author and winner of the Guyanan Literature prize. Her current poetry book, On Watching a Lemon Saul the Sea is published by Cane Arrow.
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