Poetry Pod 24th September 2019
Welcome to The Ink Pods at The Blue Nib, in these podcasts we ask emerging and established poets to submit their recorded work around a specific theme to create audio anthologies.
In this first Poetry inkpod, we consider food.
D H Lawrence said that one should take the fig ‘and open it so that it is glittering. rosy, moist, honied and heavy, even in polite society the juice would spill.’ Our poets have picked plentifully: a harvest of poems to feast upon and spill.
Short Fiction Pod 24 September 2019
Food features heavily in ancient myth and contemporary story. It was an apple that was purported to curse humankind, an apple that felled Snow White. The sacred cow of the Hindus was spewed from a God’s mouth after consuming the milky foam of a primordial sea. Here our storytellers feed us with their tales to damn, entrance, bewitch and warn.
Review Pod 24 September 2019
Join Angela Dye as she listens to Matt Chamberlain’s CD I remember the green gaze, drawn from the book of the same name, Matt explores love, life and loss in this new format combining music and poetry.
Interview Pod 24 September 2019
In this interview we meet Welsh poet Christopher Hopkins as he discusses the grief portrayed in his book The Shape of a Tulip Bird, and recites some of his poems in this his most recent collection.
PODCAST FOUNDER, BROADCASTER, TEACHER, POET AND AUDIO FANATIC
As well as a stint of poetry residency at The Turner Art Gallery and one published book with a second well progressed, Angela Dye has spent 15 years teaching and mentoring in creative writing. For the past six years she has worked creating independent radio programmes with BBC Kent and others. She hosts a creative live literary show with radio Faversham while continuing as a journalist and academic writer. Angela is active on her local poetry scene, managing local residencies and town laureate schemes. As well as organising events and readings, she also acts as an editorial assistant for Confluence magazine. Along with Mike Adams, she is co-creator of The Ink Pods which grew out of Mind The Gap, a vibrant Kent based podcast.
PODCAST CO-FOUNDER, AUDIO SPECIALIST, TECHNICAL GENIUS
Mike has worked in radio, on programmes including the spiritual anthology,Something Understood for Radio 4 and Pause for Thought on Radio 2. He has also worked on the commercial radio network chart show. Away from radio, Michael has worked in public relations for 25 years. In addition to his current work on The Ink Pods, Mike currently produces and presents an online music programme for people with dementia, the Reminiscence Radio Show. He also creates lifestyle features reflecting the arts, people and events in his home town of Faversham for the town’s community radio station and for BBC Kent. He also produces business podcasts.