Season Finale: York Spoken Word Open Mic
Join us for the season finale of The Poetry Show! To go out with a bang, we have a very special episode. Join The Podcast Poets as they host the York Spoken Word Open Mic from the Exhibition Hotel. Enjoy!
Rose Drew; 'Part In-Between'
Laurence O'Reilly; 'Cry For Help'
Alan Gillott; 'Open Heart' and 'Careless Love'
Nick David; Reads an opening to his new novel
Louise Mason; 'Equal Breaths' and 'The World Spins'
Bob Horten; 'The Gelatine Business: How Not To Be A Working Class Hero'
Clint Wastling; 'Beetroot Boy'
Rodie Sudbery; 'Close'
John Gilham; 'Zeroing In'
Mark Connors; 'Ghost of a Chance'
Joanna Sedgwick; 'Brickman' and 'The Yorkshire Sculpture Park'
Helen Shay; 'Fungus Fetish'
Episode 34: Mythology
This week, The Podcast Poets offer their poems on the theme of 'Mythology'. Alan Gillott is hosting today's episode along side fellow Podcast Poets; Rose Drew, Becca Miles and special guests, Kit Marshall.
Rose Drew; 'The Green Man and Other Legends'
Alan Gillott; 'The Genesis of Myth' and 'Haiku'
Becca Miles; 'Inanna'
Kit Marshall; 'Pygmalion'
Episode 33: Science
The Podcast Poets are back again this week with special guests Maxine Ridge and Damian O'Connor. This week Alan takes us through the theme of 'Science' with some awesome poems.
Rose Drew; 'Millimeters' and 'Safekeeping'
Alan Gillott; 'Buckminsterfullerene' and 'Sandy Touch'
Maxine Ridge; 'The Scientist and The Butterfly' and 'Crash'
Damian O'Connor; 'The Test Tube of Things and Stuff' and 'The Theory of Evaluation'
Episode 32: Other People's Poems
This week, The Podcast Poets have some very special guests! Rose and Alan are joined this week by Damian O'Connor and Maxine Ridge to discuss and perform 'Other People's Poems'.
Rose Drew; 'Staying in Love' by Charles Rafferty and 'Against Hesitation' by Charles Rafferty
Alan Gillott; 'Anthem For Doomed Youth' by Wilfred Owen and 'After Class' by Guss Stepp
Maxine Ridge; 'She Walks In Beauty' by Lord Byron and 'Lover' by Mab Jones
Damian O'Connor; 'Modern Man' by George Carlin and 'Daffodils' by William Wordsworth
Episode 31: Folk Tales
This week, The Podcast Poets are with their revolving cast of guests! This week Rose and Alan are joined by Becca Miles and Tanya Parker for the theme of 'Folk Tales'. Sit back and enjoy!
Rose Drew; 'I Am Visiting The Ancient Wise Woman'
Alan Gillott; 'Negative Capability'
Becca Miles; 'The Elephant And The Blind Men' and 'Grandfather'
Tanya Parker; 'Shaping The Mystery' and 'Midsummer Night'
Episode 30: History Rewritten
In this week's episode of The Poetry Show, The Podcast Poets rewrite History. Join the poets and guests Tanya Parker and Becca Miles for an episode on 'Rewritten History'.
Rose Drew; 'The Trademark'
Alan Gillott; 'Taphonomy'
Becca Miles; 'Not Sorry' and 'The Toll of Valour'
Tanya Parker; 'Chernobyl'
Episode 29: Art
In this week's episode of The Poetry Show podcast, Laurence takes the helm and hosts this fantastic episode on the theme of 'Art'.
Listen to The Podcast Poets and their guest Tanya Parker as they share their poems and thoughts on the topic.
Rose Drew; 'First Chair' and 'Music Shop'
Alan Gillott; 'Landscape With The Fall Of Icarus' and 'Dancer'
Laurence O'Reilly; 'Muse Blues Part II'
Tanya Parker; 'Fragment' and 'Limelight'
Episode 28: Confrontation
For this week's episode of The Poetry Show, The Podcast Poets (Rose, Alan and Laurence) look at the theme of confrontation. Listen to hear their poems and thoughts on the matter.
Rose Drew; 'Museum Basement' and 'Time Warp'
Alan Gillott; 'Consequences' and 'Bare Essentials'
Laurence O'Reilly; 'Restorative Justice'
Episode 27: Ambiguity
This week, the podcast is Ambiguous.
Rose Drew; 'I Have Made You What You Are' and 'A Celebration of My Ignorance'
Alan Gillott; 'Dis Location' and 'Saugatuck Storm'
Neil Cathan; 'I Wonder' and 'Rachael'
Episode 26 - Fear
The Podcast Poets are joined by special guest Neil Cathan. This week the topic of discussion is Fear. So come on, listen to this show, there's nothing to be afraid of!
Rose Drew; 'Woman Kind'
Alan Gillott; 'There Is A Reason' and 'As Romans Go'
Laurence O'Reilly; 'Fear' and 'I Learnt About Fear Early On' By Don Walls
Neil Cathan; 'You're Not Gonna Hurt Me, Right?' and 'Fear'
Episode 25 - Politics and Blame
This week The Podcast Poets are joined again by Lucy Furlong. For this poetry filled episode they share poems and discuss their thoughts on Politics and The Culture of Blame.
Rose Drew; 'Modern Olympic Games'
Alan Gillott; '1880'
Laurence O'Reilly; 'Call Me A Cynic'
Lucy Furlong; 'Sunday Night, The Squeezed Middle' and 'Syrian Children Sleeping In Your News Feed'
Episode 24 - Hidden Languages
Lucy Furlong is back this week to talk about Hidden Languages. Listen now to hear poems and poetic discussion!
Rose Drew; 'The Polish Embassy'
Lucy Furlong; 'I Fell In Love With An Emoticon'
Alan Gillott; 'Embarrassed' and 'Would You Be So Kind'
Laurence O'Reilly; 'What We Didn't Say And Exactly What We Meant'
Episode 23 - Job Share
This week we are full to the brim with poetic excellence. We have 5, yes 5 poets in today to share their poems on the theme of Job Sharing. Join The Podcast Poets and Lucy Furlong for this special episode of The Poetry Show!
Rose Drew; 'Late Night Time, Before The Dizzy Exhaustion Of Single Parenthood Sets In' and ' Growing Up'
Alan Gillott; 'Haiku 1', 'Haiku 2' and 'Haiku 3'
Laurence O'Reilly; 'Job Share'
Charli Goodfellow; 'Tonight You Cried When I Left For Work'
Lucy Furlong; 'Drift With Buggy'
Episode 22 - Pets
Join The Pod Poets for a poetic discussion on the theme of Pets! The Poets share their own poems and then discuss them between each other!
Rose Drew; 'Soft Satan' and 'Off The Leash'
Alan Gillott; 'His Name Was Cocky' and 'Cat Like Tred'
Laurence O'Reilly; 'Pet Hates'
Episode 21 - Seasons
Join The Pod Poets for an episode devoted to the topic of Seasons. The Poets share their own poems and take time to discuss their meanings. Have any topic ideas? Send them in!
Rose Drew; 'After The Storm', 'September' and 'Blush'
Alan Gillott; 'Fall Suspended' and 'Beverley'
Laurence O'Reilly; 'Winter'
Episode 20 - Conflict Resolution
For this episode, the theme is Conflict Resolution! Listen to The Pod Poets share and discuss the meanings behind their own poems.
Rose Drew; 'Parking Lot'
Alan Gillott; 'Realisation' and 'New World'
Laurence O'Reilly; 'Office Bullying'
Episode 19 - Homelessness
For this episode, The Pod Poets share their poems and have a discussion on the theme of Homelessness.
Rose Drew; 'Season Tickets' and 'The Upturned Collar'
Alan Gillott; 'My Cell'
Charli Goodfellow; 'Becky'
Laurence O'Reilly; 'On Lifting A Depression' by Don Walls and 'For Peter' By Don Walls
Episode 18 - Dreams
Have you been dreaming about another episode of The Poetry Show? Listen now as The Pod Poets discuss the theme of Dreams.
Rose Drew; 'Hammerfall'
Alan Gillott; 'Dreams' and 'No Dreams'
Charli Goodfellow; 'When I Mention I Have A Brother'
Laurence O'Reilly; 'Reviewing My Dreams'
Episode 17 - Work
Join The Pod Poets this week as they are joined, again, by special guest Steve Nash. This time they share their poetic expertise in a discussion revolving around the theme of 'Work'.
Rose Drew; 'Naming The Parts'
Alan Gillott; 'The Programmer'
Charli Goodfellow; 'Beside The Blonde'
Steve Nash; 'The Myth Gatherers'
Episode 16 - History
This week The Pod Poets have a special guest, this time in the form of Steve Nash. The theme is on History, so sit back and relax with some poetic discussion.
Rose Drew; 'Sugar Plantation'
Alan Gillott; 'Restoration'
Charli Goodfellow; 'Grandparents Hand-Me-Downs'
Steve Nash; 'Forklands And Flying Penguins'
Episode 15 - Forgiveness
This week The Pod Poets are back in full force to discuss this week's theme of Forgiveness.
Rose Drew; 'The Perfect Dress'
Alan Gillott; 'Two Days After'
Charli Goodfellow; 'Hey Prodigal'
Episode 14 - Humour
The Pod Poets are back this week with a very special guest! Yes, Kate Fox has returned for another episode of The Poetry Show. Listen in as this week, The theme is Humour.
Rose Drew; 'I Slip Into Short Shorts', 'Too Many Singles' and 'Devotion'
Alan Gillott; 'Imperceptible'
Kate Fox; 'Etiquette' and 'Small Girlfriends'
Episode 13: Northernness
This week Rose, Laurence and Alan (The Pod Poets) are joined by the lovely (Northern) Kate Fox. Listen in to this special episode on the theme of Northernness.
Rose Drew; 'The Accent'
Alan Gillott; 'Dark Black Stone' and '911 Abbeydale Road'
Kate Fox; 'Northern Voices'
EPISODE 12: MENTAL HEALTH
The Pod Poets come together (minus Charli) to discuss Mental Health, giving their own personal views on it and how it has affected themselves and the people around them.
Rose Drew; 'To Explain', 'Why Does She Always Stay With Him (Snippet)', and 'Island of Misfit Toys'
Alan Gillott; 'Caress' and 'Walls'
Laurence O'Reilly; 'Cry for Help'
Episode 11: Technology
The Pod Poets are back this week as they give poetic discussion on the theme of Technology.
Rose Drew; 'Disconnection' and 'Rose and Cleverbot'
Alan Gillott; 'Two Up' and 'What Will I Remember'
Laurence O'Reilly; 'Shy People (YouTube Closed Captions)' and 'Laurence and Cleverbot'