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01Hidden by David Harsent2015060720190724 (BBC7)An original short story by the poet David Harsent. Read by Pippa Haywood.

A new series in which poets adapt their own poems into short stories. 'Hidden' springs from David Harsent's poem sequence 'A Dream Book', from his collection 'Fire Songs', which won the 2014 TS Eliot Prize for Best Poetry Collection.

David Harsent has published eleven collections of poetry. The most recent, Fire Songs, came from Faber & Faber in August 2014. He is Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Roehampton and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.

Written by David Harsent
Read by Pippa Haywood
Produced by Mair Bosworth

An original short story by poet David Harsent, springing from his poem A Dream Book.

Writers best known as poets adapt their own poems into short stories.

An original short story by the poet David Harsent. Read by Pippa Haywood.

David Harsent has published eleven collections of poetry. The most recent, Fire Songs, came from Faber & Faber in August 2014. He is Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Roehampton and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.

Produced by Mair Bosworth.

"An original short story by the poet David Harsent. Read by Pippa Haywood.

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Produced by Mair Bosworth."

01Hidden By David Harsent2015060720200926 (R4)An original short story by the poet David Harsent. Read by Pippa Haywood.

A new series in which poets adapt their own poems into short stories. 'Hidden' springs from David Harsent's poem sequence 'A Dream Book', from his collection 'Fire Songs', which won the 2014 TS Eliot Prize for Best Poetry Collection.

David Harsent has published twelve volumes of poetry, most recently Salt (2017), Fire Songs (2014) and Night (2011), which won the Griffin International Poetry Prize, all from Faber & Faber. He is Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Roehampton and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.

Written by David Harsent
Read by Pippa Haywood
Produced by Mair Bosworth

An original short story by poet David Harsent, springing from his poem A Dream Book.

Writers best known as poets adapt their own poems into short stories.

02A Potion By Jacob Polley2015061420190725 (BBC7)An original short story by the poet Jacob Polley, read by Bryan Dick.

A new series in which poets adapt their own poems into short stories. 'A Potion' springs from Jacob Polley's poem 'The Remedy', from his 2003 collection 'The Brink'.

Jacob Polley is the author of three books of poetry, 'The Brink', 'Little Gods' and, most recently, 'The Havocs', as well as a novel, 'Talk of the Town'.

Written by Jacob Polley
Read by Bryan Dick
Produced by Mair Bosworth

Poet Jacob Polley unpacks one of his poems into an original short story.

Writers best known as poets adapt their own poems into short stories.

Produced by Mair Bosworth.

An original short story by the poet Jacob Polley, read by Bryan Dick.

Read by Bryan Dick

02A Potion By Jacob Polley2015061420201003 (R4)An original short story by the poet Jacob Polley, read by Bryan Dick.

A new series in which poets adapt their own poems into short stories. 'A Potion' springs from Jacob Polley's poem 'The Remedy', from his 2003 collection 'The Brink'.

Jacob Polley was born in Carlisle, Cumbria. He is the author of four books of poems, The Brink (2003), Little Gods (2006), The Havocs (2012) and Jackself (2016) all published by Picador, as well as a novel, Talk of the Town.

Written by Jacob Polley
Read by Bryan Dick
Produced by Mair Bosworth

Poet Jacob Polley unpacks one of his poems into an original short story.

Writers best known as poets adapt their own poems into short stories.