If you have endured a childhood overshadowed by profound betrayal and abuse, how do you learn to trust again? What kind of bravery must this take? We feature Clare Best reading from her poetry collections, Excisions and Each Other and also discuss her memoir The Missing List - written during the last illness of the father who had abused her as a child – described as ‘an important, essential text in the context of the #MeToo movement’. Plus we enjoy an early glimpse into her poised and beautiful collection Beyond the Gate due later this year from Worple Press.
Meanwhile Robin and Peter wonder aloud if writing a novel changes your approach to poetry, and ask why there aren't more poems about work and jobs. We see how this is done with a gorgeous poem from Factory Girls an intriguing collection from Japanese poet Takako Arai.
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