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20040417Matthew Kneale, author of the wonderful historical novels Sweet Thames and English Passengers, reads a new story commissioned by The Verb. Ian McMillan is joined too by Mario Petrucci, who performs part of Heavy Water, a remarkable long poem drawn from the accounts of survivors of the Chernobyl disaster which happened eighteen years ago - the time it takes a person to reach adulthood - this month.
20040508Jeffrey Eugenides, acclaimed author of The Virgin Suicides and Middlesex, talks to Ian McMillan and reads an exclusive extract from his next book. Plusan examination of one of the great feats of translation: the translator of Sebald and Zweig on the challenge of Asterix.
20040515Z Z Packer is a young American writer whose first collection of short stories, Drinking Coffee Elsewhere, has garnered transatlantic acclaim. She talks to Ian McMillan and reads a new piece set in the Atlanta of her childhood. And with a new novel, biography and film of his life pending, The Verb goes in search of Christopher Marlowe, inventor of the 'mighty line': blank verse drama.
20040605Ian McMillan presents the weekly magazine about language.
20040612In the second of a series of commissions inspired by paintings of gardens, celebrated novelist Rose Tremain reads a stunning short story set in France at the turn of the century.
20040626As the Olympic flame arrives in London, Ian McMillan presents a new series of commissions in which contemporary writers look again at the Greek myths.

The first is a short story by Panos Karnezis, author of the acclaimed collection 'Little Infamies' and the novel 'The Maze.' His story is based on the myth of Arachne, a supremely gifted weaver who dared challenge the goddess Minerva to a contest.

Also featuring new work from Ken Campbell, and a feature on the great Pablo Neruda.

20040703Ian McMillan presents the second in a series of new commissions in which contemporary writers look again at the Greek myths. This week, playwright Colin Teevan with an extraordinary monologue based on the story of Medea. Teevan's Medea is a man betrayed by his wife, and his revenge is quite as terrible as Euripides' original. Also featuring new work from Ken Campbell, and a profile of the nineteenth century Dorset poet William Barnes, currently being championed by Christopher Ricks.
20040724Ian McMillan presents a special programme showcasing the best of The Verb's specially commissioned writing for radio. Including outstanding work from Richard Powers, Paul Abbott and Elspeth Barker.
20040918Ian McMillan's guests are Booker Prize winning novelist Yann Martel and writer and singer Nick Cave.
20041002Ian McMillan with more late night word cabaret: newly commissioned writing, hi-octane performance, and the best in world literature.
20041009Ian McMillan presents the weekly magazine about language.
20041016Ian McMillan presents the late night showcase of new writing, found language and hi-octane performance. This week he explores the perplexing subject of spelling - its history, uses and misuses - with the help of Linguistics professor Vivan Cook, author of Accomodating Brocolli in the Cemetary. Plus, the singer Barb Jungr will be performing a specially commissioned song about spelling, and there'll be a chance to hear a new radio drama from the acclaimed Irish writer Ronan Bennett.
20041023Ian McMillan presents the late night showcase of new writing, found language and hi-octane performance.
20041030Margaret Atwood and Robert Bringhurst talk to Ian MacMillan about the Classical Hyda Mythtellers, the native American stories which Atwood describes as 'An American Iliad'.
20041106Ian McMillan presents the late night showcase of new writing, found language and hi-octane performance. This week's guest is the acclaimed Irish writer Ronan Bennett.
20041113Ian McMillan presents the late night showcase of new writing, found language and hi-octane performance. This week there'll be a chance to hear the acclaimed Scottish writer AL Kennedy, who explores her own fear of flying in a letter specially commissioned for The Verb.
20041120Ian McMillan presents a special edition of Radio 3's cabaret of new writing, language and performance from the London Jazz Festival - with a jazz theme, star names from the world of writing and music, and the best in word-based improvisation.
20041127Ian McMillan presents the late-night showcase of new writing and performance. Acclaimed Scottish writer AL Kennedy describes her fear of flying in a specially commissioned letter.
20041204Ian McMillan presents the weekly magazine about language.
20050108Ian McMillan introduces a new series for The Verb in which the Tom Paulin explores the Secret Life of the Poem. Over the next four weeks he will be looking behind the stanzas of seemingly familiar poetry and revealing the hidden histories and meanings behind them, beginning today with He Fumbles At Your Soul by Emily Dickinson. Ian will also be marking the 40th anniversary of the death of T S Eliot with a reassessment of his reputation as a dramatist.
20050115Ian McMillan with another cabaret of the word. Tom Paulin continues his series the Secret Life of the Poem with Robert Browning's Meeting at Night, and audio cartoonist Peter Blegvad returns.
20050122Ian McMillan is joined by the poet Julia Darling, who has written a new story about sickness and waiting. Tom Paulin reveals the secrets of Seamus Heaney, and award winning 'eartoonist' Peter Blegvad returns.
20050129Ian McMillan with another cabaret of language. Tom Paulin concludes his series the Secret Life of the Poem and award winning audio cartoonist Peter Blegvad is in the studio.
20050205Ian McMillan presents the weekly magazine about language.
20050212Ian McMillan presents a special edition featuring writers Ali Smith and Paul Bailey in a dialogue about dialogue.
20050219Ian McMillan presents the language, literature and performance show. As the daffodils begin to appear, poet Paul Farley gives a modern answer to Wordsworth's classic verses.
20050226Ian McMillan sneaks a preview of an exclusive extract from David Peace's next novel, The Damned United, which dramatises scenes from the life of the legendary footballer and manager Brian Clough, and Ken Campbell begins a new series of commissioned monologues.
20050305Ian McMillan presents a special programme recorded at the Hayward Gallery, celebrating African writing and performance. Ngugi Wa Thiong'O reads from his next novel, Jackie Kay performs new poetry and the Daara J trio showcase the best in Senegalese hip hop.
20050312Ian McMillan presents the literature and performance programme, with new work from cult Israeli writer Etgar Keret, and a commissioned drama about intrusive documentary-making from playwright Steve Waters.
20050319Ian McMillan presents the literature and performance programme. Whitbread prize-winning poet Michael Symmons Roberts performs a new commission inspired by the Book of Psalms, and Ian hears the first in a series of new versions of the parables as novelist Sarah Hall rewrites the parable of the lost sheep.
20050326Ian McMillan presents the literature programme. This edition features new poetry from John Burnside and a commissioned parable from acclaimed Pakistani novelist Kamlia Shamsie.
20050409Ian McMillan presents the literature and performance programme, featuring a new short story from acclaimed Irish playwright Billy Roche and performance from Ken Campbell."
20050416Ian McMillan presents the weekly magazine about language.
20050430Ian McMillan presents the literature and performance show, with new work from Chimamanda Adichie and Philip Hensher, with a close-reading of David Hughes classic novel The Pork Butcher.
20050507Ian McMillan presents the late night showcase of new writing, found language and performance.

Ian talks to the Thai-American writer, Rattawut Lapcharoensap and there's a chance to hear The Verb's award-winning eartoonist, Peter Blegvad.

20050514Ian McMillan presents the writing and performance programme. There's a special commission from Chris Cleave, author of Incendiary, a new novel which imagines

Britain in the aftermath of a terrorist attack.

Chris's commission looks at how language reacts to moments of crisis. Also on the show, a new eartoon from Peter Blegvad.

20050528Ian McMillan presents the writing and performance programme. The acclaimed American author Joyce Carol Oates discusses the faith of the writer; plus, a specially commissioned piece by renowned novelist Derek Beavan, and another instalment from The Verb's award-winning eartoonist Peter Blegvad.
20050604Ian McMillan presents the writing and performance programme from the Hay Literary Festival. He is joined by the acclaimed American music critic Greil Marcus to discuss his new book on Bob Dylan's classic, Like a Rolling Stone.

The Verb's award-winning eartoonist Peter Blegvad will also be on the panel, alongside other stars from the festival.

20050611Ian McMillan presents the writing and performance programme. This week's poet, Nii Parkes, launches his Verb guide to great African writers; plus, Alex Butterworth on graffiti in the ancient world, and poet Wendy Cope judges the villanelle competition.

Ian McMillan presents the writing and performance programme. This week's poet, Nii Parkes, launches his Verb guide to great African writers; plus, Alex Butterworth on graffiti in the ancient world, and poet Wendy Cope judges the villanelle competition."

20050618Ian McMillan presents the writing and performance programme. Featuring a specially commissioned piece from acclaimed new writer Diana Evans; poet Nii Parkes continues his guide to great African authors and Canadian poet Jen Hadfield reads a new road poem, composed especially for The Verb.
20050625Ian McMillan presents the writing and performance programme. This edition features a special commission from writer Adam Thorpe which pays homage to Baudelaire's classic, Les Fleurs du Mal, which is 100 years old this year. And poet Nii Parkes continues his guide to great African writers.
20050702Ian McMillan presents new writing, poetry and performance. Nii Parkes concludes his guide to great African writers and the Malawian poet Jack Mapange reads from new work.
20050709Ian McMillan presents the weekly cabaret of new writing, poetry and performance in the last programme before the Proms season. This week, Radio 3's African writer-in-residence Rommi Smith reads from new work and the winner of the Beethoven competition is announced.
20050917Ian McMillan returns with a new series of the weekly cabaret of new writing, poetry and performance.

Travel writer Alexander Frater contemplates the darker side of the monsoon in a special commission; novelist Kitty Fitzgerald discusses her startling debut Pigtopia, and there's an arresting performance from the UK's first ever poetry boy band, Aisle 16.

20050924Ian McMillan looks back at four decades of the Poetry Olympics with its founder Michael Horovitz. Plus the latest from one of Latin America's biggest poetry festivals taking place in Argentina.
20051001Ian McMillan presents the cabaret of new writing, poetry and performance. Including the first in a new series of performances from Rommi Smith, Radio 3's writer in residence for the Africa season.
20051008Ian McMillan presents the weekly magazine about language. It's a translation special, featuring Somaliland's leading poet, Gaarriye, and an exploration of children's literature in translation.
20051015Ian McMillan presents another edition of the weekly cabaret of new writing, poetry and performance.

There's a mesmerising performance from Klezmer musician Geoff Berner, and another instalment of Rommi Smith's series of poems based on memories of Africa.

20051022Lost Consonants author Graham Rawle talks about his latest novel, a cut/paste homage to 1950s women's magazines. Plus a performance from Aisle 16, the UK's first poetry boy band. With Ian McMillan.
20051105Ian McMillan presents the weekly magazine about language. With a specially commissioned poem about dark places for Guy Fawkes Night, and a discussion about the new literary phenomenon of fan fiction.
20051112Ian McMillan marks ten years since the death of Nigerian writer Ken Saro-Wiwa, and Peter Blegvad returns with another series of his award winning 'eartoons'.
20051119Ian McMillan presents a special edition of the show from the London Jazz Festival. Guests include pianist Gareth Williams and acclaimed jazz vocalist Norma Winstone. Plus Verb regulars Peter Blegvad and Salena Godden.
20051203Ian McMillan presents the weekly cabaret of new writing, poetry and performance.

Acclaimed Chinese-American novelist Amy Tan talks about her latest book Saving Fish From Drowning, and Poet Laureate Andrew Motion tells of the launch of the national poetry archive.

20051210Ian McMillan presents the weekly cabaret of new writing, poetry and performance. This edition features another instalment from The Verb's award-winning eartoonist, Peter Blegvad.
20051231Ian McMillan presents the weekly magazine about language.
20060107Second of two programmes in which Ian MacMillan looks back over the best writing and performances broadcast by The Verb in the past twelve months.
20060114Ian McMillan presents the weekly magazine about language.
20060121Ian McMillan presents the weekly magazine about language.
20060128Stig Dalager, one of Denmark's greatest living writers, has just had his first novel published in English. It's been heralded as a masterpiece, and is a fictional account of the complex life and loves of another Danish master storyteller - Hans Christian Andersen. Ian McMillan talks to Stig in his first British interview.
20060204Play detective with Ian McMillan when writer Val McDermid uncovers the secret of The Grave Tattoo, and reveals that the poet William Wordsworth and Fletcher Christian were childhood buddies.

Plus, in the last of the series on South East Asian writers, Tash Aw talks about Korea's greatest living writer, the novelist Hwang Sok-yong and his novel The Guest.

20060211Ian McMillan hears from Will Self, who reads from his forthcoming novel featuring a disgruntled East End taxi driver; and Peter Blegvad uncovers the secret lives of books.
20060218Joolz Denby jumps onto her shark biscuit to deliver a dark tale of dangerous infatuation in the surfing village of Polwenna.

And the latest in the topical tight turn-around written pieces adds another grain of unpredictability to Ian McMillan's cabaret of the written and spoken word.

20060225Booker prize winner DBC Pierre talks to Ian McMillan. Also featuring performance poet Shamshad Khan and children's author Maurice Gleitzman.
20060304Howard Jacobson gives Ian McMillan a sneak preview of his novel, Kalooki Nights. Plus, David Harsent and Michael Symonds discuss why poets are turning to writing crime novels.
20060325The first two pages of a novel can sell it - or kill it. Ian McMillan launches a competition that could win you a place on an Arvon's first-time novelists course, run by acclaimed writers Sarah Waters and Tim Lott.

Plus, the world of Suzanne Andrade has been described as suburban gothic. She puts to words and music a forbidding and surreal world.

20060408The spotlight is on award winning playwright Kay Adshead's Of the End, her new radio play inspired by Samuel Beckett. Plus a celebration of the bard of Orkney, storyteller and poet George McKay Brown.
20060415The last in the series of special Samuel Beckett commissions. Presented by Ian McMillan.
20060422The body of a boy is washed up on a beach. Was it a fishing accident? Or was it murder? What unfolds is a haunting short story especially commissioned for The Verb in which the Nigerian born writer Segun Afolabi explores the role of blame in our societies today.

He will also talk about the art of the short story with Ian McMillan and guests.

20060429How can running a marathon across the Sahara desert or winning the Antarctic marathon in minus 30 degrees help Booker-nominated Michael Collins write?

He talks to Ian McMillan about the power of endurance and whether battling against the elements is comparable with the battle of the imagination against the blank page.

20060506To mark the 150th birthday of Sigmund Freud, novelist Jenny Diski looks at the impact he had on writers and writing. Presented by Ian McMillan.
20060520Insects may be seen as pests but they have influenced and shaped our language as well as our literature. Pest expert Bridget Nicolls and pest musician Mira Calix prove this to Ian McMillan in surprising ways. And Orange prize winner Kate Grenville reads a specially commissioned short story.
20060527An audio spectacular awaits as Ian McMillan and guests attend this year's Hay Literary Festival.
20060603Ian McMillan uncovers The Meaning of Night, the title of Michael Cox's Victorian novel which is tipped to be the bestseller of the autumn.
20060610Ian McMillan challenges novelist Maggie Gee to turn her hand to thriller writing. Plus, an interview with poet Michael Tomlinson.
20060617Ian McMillan presents another edition of the language, literature and performance programme.
20210917Ian McMillan reveals the ideas that have made it into our new writing manifesto with guests including Damon Albarn.

Across our 'Experiments in Living' season, The Verb asked over a hundred guests ( including Margaret Atwood, Yanis Varoufakis, Claudia Rankine and Simon Armitage ) for their ideas about how we might write most powerfully, and creatively in these times. Certain themes surfaced again and again, including time, uncertainty, and listening. Find out how they made their way into our manifesto.

Ian McMillan reveals the ideas in our new manifesto with guests including Damon Albarn.

Radio 3's cabaret of the word, featuring the best poetry, new writing and performance

Daniel Morden, Dave Morris, Katherine Mitchell, Simone Felice20120504Ian McMillan's guests include story-teller Daniel Morden, on 'The Devil's Violin Company's new show 'A Love Like Salt'; Daniel will be talking about their interpretation of old English folk stories which were an important influence on Shakespeare and Chaucer. They'll also be joined by Dave Morris, author of a new interactive Frankenstein, Writer's Room playwright Katherine Mitchell and singer-songwriter Simone Felice - who's been acclaimed for his 'rare, fiery brilliance'.

Poetry Proms Competition coming soon ... see website for details.

Producer: Faith Lawrence.

Endangered And Indigenous Languages And The Natural World - Experiments In Living20210709Ian is joined by 'Gathering Moss' and 'Braiding Sweetgrass' author Robin Wall Kimmerer who is an enrolled member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, poet Katrina Porteous who has written in the coastal Northumbrian dialect, and linguist Dr Diane Nelson who studies endangered languages, to explore indigenous writing and language, and its relationship with the natural world. Plus a 'Verb Drama' set in a Cornish fishing village by actor and writer Miles Sloman.

With thanks to Idiane Kariri-Xocó who has specially recorded material for us with the Kariri-Xocó Indigenous community in Alagoas, Brazil.

Producer: Ruth Thomson

Ian's guests are Robin Wall Kimmerer, linguist Dr Diane Nelson and poet Katrina Porteous.

Radio 3's cabaret of the word, featuring the best poetry, new writing and performance

Ian's guests include Robin Wall Kimmerer, author of \u2018Braiding Sweetgrass\u2019

Experiments In Living - Not Staying In Your Lane20210702As the Manchester International Festival opens we celebrate aritsts working across media and creating hybrid forms. Heather Phillipson is a poet and a visual artist whose work appears in the new exhibition at the festival created by Hans Ulrich Obrist & Lemn Sissay, 'Poet Slash Artist'. The author of 'Grief is the thing with Feathers' and Lanny, Max Porter has written a new film starring Cillian Murphy which will premier at MIF.

Paolo Chianta is the latest writer who has written us a short audio drama on the theme of 'Experiments in Living', in conjection with the BBC Writer's Room. 'Brighter Later' is directed by Lorna Newman.

Malaika Kegode is a performance poet who has found herself pushed into new territory through her work with Prog-Folk band Jakabol, resulting in their autobiographical theatre-gig 'Outlier'

Presenter: Ian McMillan

Producer: Jessica Treen

Hybrid forms with Max Porter and Heather Phillipson.

Radio 3's cabaret of the word, featuring the best poetry, new writing and performance

Ian McMillan explores ideas and poetry for a special Verb season 'Experiments in Living'.

Hotel2020022120210618 (R3)Welcome to Hotel Verb. Checking in with Ian McMillan this week are novelist Eimear McBride. Eimear won the Goldsmiths Prize and the Bailey's Women's Prize for Fiction for her debut novel 'A Girl is A Half-Formed Thing'. Since then, she's spent a lot of time in hotels, inspiring her new novel 'Strange Hotel' (Faber), in which the hotel becomes a metaphor for middle age.

Joining Eimear is Andy Miller, author of 'The Year of Reading Dangerously' and presenter of the Backlisted Podcast. Andy Miller celebrates his favourite author, Anita Brookner, and her Booker Prize-winning classic novel, 'Hotel du Lac'

And Roger Luckhurst is the author of 'Corridors: Passages of Modernity', on corridors, 'Monster hotels', and the fictional hotel corridors that populate our imaginations.

Presenter: Ian McMillan

Producer: Jessica Treen

With Eimear McBride, Andy Miller and Roger Luckhurst

Radio 3's cabaret of the word, featuring the best poetry, new writing and performance

How To Write A Manifesto - Experiments In Living20210723What makes a good manifesto? Are they better if they are sloganeering or questioning? Radio 1's Greg James and co-writer Chris Smith's new book is like a manifesto for the imagination, Malika Booker co-founded a poetry workshop that has transformed the literary landscape, and Kathryn Williams' songs always chart new territory - they join Ian McMillan to help him shape The Verb Manifesto which will be launched in the autumn.

Malika Booker founded the poetry workshop 'Malika's Poetry Kitchen' alongside fellow poet Robert Robinson twenty years ago, inspired in part by the American writer June Jordan's ideas in 'Poetry for the People: A Revolutionary Handbook' . The workshop has included many of our most exciting poets, and an anthology celebrating the workshop is published on 5th August, called 'Too Young, Too Loud, Too Different' ( edited by Maisie Lawrence and Rishi Dastidar).

Greg James and Chris Smith have turned an idea that came to Greg in a dream, into a novel for children called 'The Great Dream Robbery'. With a an acute ear for the sound of language, and a Dadaist expertise in the absurd , Greg and Chris celebrate the power of the imagination and the power of Llamas ( with bananas) - but will these things make it into our manifesto?

Celebrated for her songwriting, Kathryn Williams' first novel 'The Ormering Tide' (Wrecking Ball Press) may have a listening manifesto at its heart. Its narrator is a curious listener, both to the natural world, and the people on her island. It's Rozel's listening which gives the reader hints of something mysterious that happened a long time ago -and which unsettles the present. As Kathryn has such an acute sensitivity to place, we asked her to write a special song to celebrate the places where manifestos are conceived.

Greg James, Chris Smith, Kathryn Williams and Malika Booker and Ian McMillan on manifestos

Radio 3's cabaret of the word, featuring the best poetry, new writing and performance

What makes a good manifesto? Are they better if they are sloganeering or questioning? Radio 1's Greg James and co-writer Chris Smith's new book is like a manifesto for the imagination, Malika Booker co-founded a poetry workshop that has transformed the literary landscape, and Kathryn Williams' songs always chart new and remarkable territory - they all join Ian McMillan to hell him come up with ideas for shape of The Verb Manifesto which will be launched in the autumn.

Ian McMillan on manifestos with Greg James, Chris Smith, Kathryn Williams & Malika Booker.

Michele Roberts, Rachel De-lahay, Sarah Jackson, Rm Hibbert20120511Ian McMillan presents Radio 3's Cabaret of the Word, with Michele Roberts whose new novel 'Ignorance' explores stories that are 'locked away like bluebottles in drawers and kept silent' after a war has ended - 'Writer's Room' playwright Rachel De-Lahay, poet Sarah Jackson - whose new collection 'Pelt' takes the reader on an unsettling journey between infancy and adulthood - and 'technically dazzling and deeply moving' musician and songwriter R.M.Hubbert.

Poetry Proms Competition coming soon ... see website for details.

Producer: Faith Lawrence.

The Keepnet Verb - Experiments In Living20210730Ian McMillan is joined by poets Kate Fox and Ira Lightman

Radio 3's cabaret of the word, featuring the best poetry, new writing and performance

Ian McMillan is joined by Anita Sethi, Kate Fox, Ira Lightman and Tom Chatfield.

The Politics Verb - Experiments In Living20210625Ian McMillan is joined by the Labour politician Ed Miliband, ambassador for ‘Compassion in Politics’ Jackie Weaver (Jackie recently shot to fame after a parish council meeting went viral), by writer Emilie Robson with a 'Verb Drama' featuring an existentialist cat, and by our regular guest, stand-up poet Kate Fox. How do they think the language of politics can change to become more compassionate, and more focused on the long-term? And what about our perception of ‘authority’? Can writers help us see it differently?

Ian McMillan's guests are Ed Miliband, Jackie Weaver, Emilie Robson and Kate Fox.

Radio 3's cabaret of the word, featuring the best poetry, new writing and performance

Ian McMillan is joined by the Labour politician Ed Miliband and one of the ambassadors for ‘Compassion in Politics’ Jackie Weaver ( Jackie recently shot to fame after a parish council meeting went viral). How do they think the language of politics need to change to be more compassionate, optimistic, to be more long-term orientated - and to make who has the ‘authority’ clear?

Ian McMillan's guests are Ed Miliband and Jackie Weaver.

Radio 3's cabaret of the word, featuring the best poetry, new writing and performance

The Stoic Verb2017111020210716 (R3)Guests include Angie Hobbs, Coralie Bickford-Smith, Ned Boulting and John Osborne.

Radio 3's cabaret of the word, featuring the best poetry, new writing and performance

Time Scales - Experiments In Living20210604Ian McMillan on how language and poetry affect our perception of time.

In this Verb he explores the language of slowness with Oxford University geographer Professor Danny Dorling, asks poet Rachael Boast to read time-bending poetry from her new collection 'Hotel Raphael' (and also to take us deep into the different time-modes and time-zones inhabited by the poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge). Philosopher Roman Krznaric explains how to write about future time and how to be a good ancestor, and Verb regular, stand-up poet Kate Fox offers an insight into the smooth running of book groups for other species: the slow-reading flies, and the fast-reading deep sea isopods.

Suggestions for a time-themed Book Club:

Danny Dorling - Slowdown

Roman Krznaric - The Good Ancestor

Rachael Boast - Hotel Raphael

Ian McMillan on timescales with Danny Dorling, Rachael Boast, Roman Krznaric and Kate Fox

Radio 3's cabaret of the word, featuring the best poetry, new writing and performance

Tree Thinking - Experiments In Living20210611Ian McMillan on the language we use to think and write about trees and the kind of thinking we do alongside them - with forester and environmentalist Peter Wohlleben whose books include 'The Hidden Life of Trees', poet and academic Jason Allen-Paisant, bestselling novelist Sarah Moss, and Scots language specialist and Makar of the North East, Sheena Blackhall.

Producer: Ruth Thomson

Ian McMillan with Sarah Moss, Peter Wohlleben, Jason Allen-Paisant and Sheena Blackhall.

Radio 3's cabaret of the word, featuring the best poetry, new writing and performance

Tree Thoughts - Experiments In Living20210611Ian McMillan on the language we use to think and write about trees and the kind of thinking we do alongside trees - with forester and environmentalist Peter Wohlleben, whose latest book is called 'The Heartbeat of Trees', and poet and academic Jason Allen-Paisant, whose new poetry collection is called 'Thinking with Trees'.

Ian McMillan on trees and thinking with writers Peter Wohlleben and Jason Allen-Paisant.

Radio 3's cabaret of the word, featuring the best poetry, new writing and performance