Every Little Touch

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2020101120201017 (R4)Whether it’s the missing hug of a parent, the affirmation of a handshake, or the grabbing of a handrail on a bus, the boundaries of our sense of touch have changed in recent months.

In this programme, as part of Radio 4’s Touch Test week, the writer Noo Saro-Wiwa gives her personal perspective on poetry’s relationship with touch, and speaks to modern poets about what it means to them now.

With extracts from Thom Gunn, Anne Carson, Alfred Tennyson, Imtiaz Dharker and Sarah Jackson’s book Tactile poetics and music by Jonsi.

The readers are Simon Russell Beale and Sheila Ruskin.

Producer: Emily Williams
Sound Design by Jess Hatton-Brown

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4

Writer Noo Saro-Wiwa gives her personal perspective on poetry's relationship with touch.

Whether it’s the missing hug of a parent, the affirmation of a handshake, or the grabbing of a handrail on a bus, the boundaries of our sense of touch have changed in recent months.

In this programme, as part of Radio 4’s Touch Test week, the writer Noo Saro-Wiwa gives her personal perspective on poetry’s relationship with touch, and speaks to modern poets about what it means to them now.

With extracts from Thom Gunn, Anne Carson, Alfred Tennyson, Imtiaz Dharker and Sarah Jackson’s book Tactile poetics and music by Jonsi.

The readers are Simon Russell Beale and Sheila Ruskin.

Producer: Emily Williams
Sound Design by Jess Hatton-Brown

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4

Writer Noo Saro-Wiwa gives her personal perspective on poetry's relationship with touch.