Planet Poetry

Black Country | Lost Wum - with Liz Berry

April 06, 2023 Liz Berry, Robin Houghton & Peter Kenny Season 3 Episode 9
Planet Poetry
Black Country | Lost Wum - with Liz Berry
Show Notes

Keep the carriage curtains open as we  chug into the post-industrial midlands of The Black Country. We're in the company of Liz Berry as she coins resonant new myths from her midland's dialect word hoard. But next stop is Liverpool, following orphaned Eliza The Home Child  as she sets off for Nova Scotia in Berry's heartbreaking, just-published novel in verse about a girl sent to work as an indentured servant.

Peter and Robin also report back on the winning poems they heard at  the awards ceremony for the UK's National Poetry Competition 2022 -- and Robin is inspired by an essay from Forgive the Language by Katy Evans-Bush

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