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0301The Liver2018102920190916 (R3)

In the third series of a Body of Essays, five writers explore different bodily organs, some held in the dark, suctioned interior of our bodies. With help from clinicians and scientists, each writer learns about the organs bodily function before setting down their own sense and experience of their chosen organ. Today, British Pakistani poet Imtiaz Dharker regards the liver as the true seat of our feelings.

Essays from leading writers on arts, history, philosophy, science, religion and beyond.

0302The Eyes2018103020190917 (R3)

In the third series of a Body of Essays, five writers explore different bodily organs, some held in the dark, suctioned interior of our bodies. With help from clinicians and scientists, each writer learns about the organs bodily function before setting down their own sense and experience of their chosen organ. Today, poet Abi Curtis considers how our eyes both connect us to and alienate us from the world.

Poet Abi Curtis considers how our eyes both connect us to and alienate us from the world.

Essays from leading writers on arts, history, philosophy, science, religion and beyond.

0303The Blood2018103120190918 (R3)

In the third series of a Body of Essays, five writers explore different bodily organs, some held in the dark, suctioned interior of our bodies. With help from clinicians and scientists, each writer learns about the organs bodily function before setting down their own sense and experience of their chosen organ. In this edition, British Zambian poet Kayo Chingoni chooses the blood, and reveals a tragic personal story of HIV AIDS.

Poet Kayo Chingoni chooses the blood, and reveals a tragic personal story of HIV AIDS.

Essays from leading writers on arts, history, philosophy, science, religion and beyond.

0304The Ear2018110120190919 (R3)

In the third series of a Body of Essays, five writers explore different bodily organs, some held in the dark, suctioned interior of our bodies. With help from clinicians and scientists, each writer learns about the organs bodily function before setting down their own sense and experience of their chosen organ. Today, author Patrick McGuinness explores the grottiness of the labyrinthine ear.

Author Patrick McGuinness explores the grottiness of the labyrinthine ear.

Essays from leading writers on arts, history, philosophy, science, religion and beyond.

0305The Nose2018110220190920 (R3)

In the third series of a Body of Essays, five writers explore different bodily organs, some held in the dark, suctioned interior of our bodies. With help from clinicians and scientists, each writer learns about the organs bodily function before setting down their own sense and experience of their chosen organ. In the final edition, Scottish writer AL Kennedy reflects on the ability of our nose to conjure memories.

Essays from leading writers on arts, history, philosophy, science, religion and beyond.