Carry a podcast!

February 10, 2010

Our podcast this week invites you to feel the atmosphere of the Carry a Poem launch, which took place on Monday 1 February in the beautiful Reference Room of the Central Library. Our podcast producer, Colin Fraser, chatted to some folk there about the poems they carry with them, and why, and later in the recording studio, Ryan turned the tables on Colin about which poems have stayed with him.

Among the people who spoke with Colin at the launch were Children’s Programme director of the Edinburgh International Book Festival Sara Grady, who carries Robert Burns’ ‘My Heart’s in the Highlands‘; poet Ken Cockburn, who recites his poem, Hugh MacDiarmid’s ‘Why I Became a Scots Nationalist‘; Edinburgh Makar Ron Butlin on Hugh MacDiarmid’s ‘The Bonnie Broukit Bairn’; Literary Editor of the Scotland on Sunday Stuart Kelly carries John Berryman‘s Dream Songs and Mark and Alena Fraser, long term visitors to the SPL, carry Robert Louis Stevenson’s ‘Where Go the Boats’. You can read their story in the Carry a Poem book. You can read more about the podcast over at our Reading Room.

So carry this in your auditory canal…

Or better yet, subscribe using iTunes or RSS feed! It’s completely free…

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