Hop aboard! And join your Planet Poetry pals as we bravely embark on a new year. Strap in beside a child of six -- flying away from her family, culture and language -- to arrive, wordlessly, in a new country and a new life. Mimi Khalvati shares poems from her exquisite Carcanet collection Afterwardness and relives the journey that utterly changed the course of her life.
Robin and Peter also discuss the T.S.Eliot Prize winner Sonnets for Albert by Anthony Joseph, published by Bloomsbury Poetry and rediscover the magnificent faber collection Elegies by Douglas Dunn. Finally, your hosts summon all their courage to share their fragile writerly hopes for the new year. Happy New Year!