S02 Episode 10: America

It's the final episode of The Poetry Show's Season Two! This week, The Podcast Poets (Rose Drew and Alan Gillott) are joined by returning special guests Alicia Fernández and Joe Williams to discuss the huge topic of AMERICA!

Poems Used:
Rose Drew; 'Food Lion Parking Lot, North Carolina, Under The Water Tower With The American Flag'
Alan Gillott; 'Stationary'
Joe Williams; 'Making Rome Great Again' and 'At Starbucks'
Alicia Fernández; 'Crossing Maryland' and 'Palmetto State'


S02 Episode 9: War & Peace

Join us today as we take a look at War & Peace. The Podcast Poets (Rose Drew and Alan Gillott) are joined today by two very special guests; Alicia Fernández and Joe Williams.

Poems Used:
Rose Drew; 'Wilfred Owen Takes Keats To War'
Alan Gillott; 'Justice For Injustice', 'Collateral Damage'
Joe Williams; 'A Song For Europe', 'Landing'
Alicia Fernández; 'Swallows', 'Enemy Lines', 'The Hunt'

S02 Episode 8: The Moon

Join The Podcast Poets for your weekly dose of fresh, new poetry. This week The Podcast Poets discuss The Moon in this newest episode.

Poems Used:
Rose Drew; 'Along The Danberry Line'
Alan Gillott; 'The Midday Moon', 'Moon Over Santa Domingo'
Becca Miles; 'Moonlight'
Kit Marshall; 'Diana'

S02 Episode 7: Inspiration

This week, The Podcast Poets are headed by Alan Gillott with guest Kit Marshall as the theme of Inspiration is considered.

Poems Used:
Rose Drew; 'A Gift of History'
Alan Gillott; 'Empty Walls', 'Off Composition'
Becca Miles; 'On The Precipice of My 14th Year'
Kit Marshall; 'Sticks and Stones'

S02 Episode 6: Machines

The Podcast Poets are back this week to discuss the theme of Machines! Listen to their poems and the discussion around the poems as The Podcast Poets are joined by guest, Neil Cathan.

Poems Used:
Rose Drew; '$10 OFF At Staples', 'It Takes 10 Strong People'
Alan Gillott; 'Carousel', 'Boxing Treadmills'
Becca Miles; 'My Machine Shines Light Through Liquid'
Neil Cathan; 'Hurled Along Steel Tracks', 'Trains Coming'

S02 Episode 5: Sleep

Struggling to sleep or loving sleep? Either way, listen to this episode! This week The Podcast Poets; Rose, Alan, Becca and special guest Neil Cathan chat about sleeping and well, not sleeping - enjoy!

Poems Used:
Rose Drew; 'Tis The Season To Be Jolly' (snippet), 'All Good Servers' (snippet), 'War Is Hell, Hell Is War', 'Insomnia Open Mic'
Alan Gillott; 'Asleep', 'Sleeping On The Porch'
Becca Miles; 'Type 2 False Awakenings'
Neil Cathan; '21 Hours'

S02 Episode 5: Gender

Join The Podcast Poets; Rose Drew, Alan Gillott and Becca Miles as they host this new episode of The Poetry Show on the topic of GENDER, featuring special guest Kit Marshall.

Poems Used:
Rose Drew; 'Women Are From Mars and Men Are From Penis'
Alan Gillott; 'Poetrix'
Becca Miles; Reading a poem by Peter Green
Kit Marshall; 'Fist Fight At The Sainsbury's Checkout'

S02 Episode 3: Role-Playing

This episode is hosted by our resident larper and poet Becca Miles as she takes us through the theme of 'Role-Playing' in this super fun episode! Join us now!

Poems Used:
Rose Drew; 'Sewing Lessons'
Alan Gillott; 'Games'
Becca Miles; 'Sonnet', 'Poem For A Fictional Person'
Kit Marshall; 'Butterfly Dreams'

S02 Episode 2: Grandparents

In this episode, The Podcast Poets are again joined by special guest Kit Marshall. Alan Gillott hosts this episode along side Rose Drew and Becca Miles with their poems and stories on the theme of Grandparents.

Poems Used:
Rose Drew; 'Tying Up Loose Ends'
Alan Gillott; 'Grate'
Becca Miles; 'Staring Out From The TV Screen', 'In This Little Space We Meet'
Kit Marshall; 'Gaia'

S02 Episode 1: Friends

The Poetry Show returns for season two! In this episode of The Poetry Show podcast, host Rose Drew takes us through the theme of Friends! Starring; Rose Drew, Alan Gillott, Becca Miles and special guest Kit Marshall!

Poems Used:
Rose Drew; 'Looking For A Friend', 'To A Friend', 'Hey'
Alan Gillott; 'Trust'
Becca Miles; 'It's Love But Not As You Know It'
Kit Marshall; 'An Ode To Josh'

S01 Episode 35 (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!

Poems Used:
Rose Drew; 'Parts In-Between'
Laurence O'Reilly; 'Cry for Help'
Alan Gillott; 'Open Heart', 'Careless Love'
Nick David; Reading an opening to his new novel
Louise Mason; 'Equal Breaths', 'The World Spins'
Bob Horton; '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', 'The Yorkshire Sculpture Park'
Helen Shay; 'Fungus Fetish'

S01 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.

Poems Used:
Rose Drew; 'The Green Man and Other Legends'
Alan Gillott; 'The Genesis of Myth' and 'Haiku'
Becca Miles; 'Inanna'
Kit Marshall; 'Pygmalion'

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S01 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.

Poems Used:
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'

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S01 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'.

Poems Used:
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

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S01 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!

Poems Used:
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'

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S01 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'.

Poems Used:
Rose Drew; 'The Trademark'
Alan Gillott; 'Taphonomy'
Becca Miles; 'Not Sorry' and 'The Toll of Valour'
Tanya Parker; 'Chernobyl'

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S01 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.

Poems Used:
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'

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S01 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.

Poems Used:
Rose Drew; 'Museum Basement' and 'Time Warp'
Alan Gillott; 'Consequences' and 'Bare Essentials'
Laurence O'Reilly; 'Restorative Justice'

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S01 Episode 27: Ambiguity

This week, the podcast is Ambiguous.

Poems Used:
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'

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S01 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!

Poems Used:
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'

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S01 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.

Poems Used:
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'

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S01 Episode 24 - Hidden Languages

Lucy Furlong is back this week to talk about Hidden Languages. Listen now to hear poems and poetic discussion!

Poems Used:
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'

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S01 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!

Poems Used:
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'

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S01 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!

Poems Used:
Rose Drew; 'Soft Satan' and 'Off The Leash'
Alan Gillott; 'His Name Was Cocky' and 'Cat Like Tred'
Laurence O'Reilly; 'Pet Hates'

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S01 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!

Poems Used:
Rose Drew; 'After The Storm', 'September' and 'Blush'
Alan Gillott; 'Fall Suspended' and 'Beverley'
Laurence O'Reilly; 'Winter'

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S01 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.

Poems Used:
Rose Drew; 'Parking Lot'
Alan Gillott; 'Realisation' and 'New World'
Laurence O'Reilly; 'Office Bullying'

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S01 Episode 19 - Homelessness

For this episode, The Pod Poets share their poems and have a discussion on the theme of Homelessness.

Poems Used:
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

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S01 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.

Poems Used:
Rose Drew; 'Hammerfall'
Alan Gillott; 'Dreams' and 'No Dreams'
Charli Goodfellow; 'When I Mention I Have A Brother'
Laurence O'Reilly; 'Reviewing My Dreams'

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S01 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'.

Poems Used:
Rose Drew; 'Naming The Parts'
Alan Gillott; 'The Programmer'
Charli Goodfellow; 'Beside The Blonde'
Steve Nash; 'The Myth Gatherers'

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S01 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.

Poems Used:
Rose Drew; 'Sugar Plantation'
Alan Gillott; 'Restoration'
Charli Goodfellow; 'Grandparents Hand-Me-Downs'
Steve Nash; 'Forklands And Flying Penguins'

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S01 Episode 15 - Forgiveness

This week The Pod Poets are back in full force to discuss this week's theme of Forgiveness.

Poems Used:
Rose Drew; 'The Perfect Dress'
Alan Gillott; 'Two Days After'
Charli Goodfellow; 'Hey Prodigal'

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S01 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.

Poems Used:
Rose Drew; 'I Slip Into Short Shorts', 'Too Many Singles' and 'Devotion'
Alan Gillott; 'Imperceptible'
Kate Fox; 'Etiquette' and 'Small Girlfriends'

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S01 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.

Poems Used:
Rose Drew; 'The Accent'
Alan Gillott; 'Dark Black Stone' and '911 Abbeydale Road'
Kate Fox; 'Northern Voices'

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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.

Poems Used:
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'

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S01 Episode 11: Technology

The Pod Poets are back this week as they give poetic discussion on the theme of Technology.

Poems Used:
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'

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S01 Episode 10: Isolation

This week The Pod Poets are down to 3 yet they still come together for this weeks theme of Isolation and discuss their own poems about the theme.

Poems Used:
Rose Drew; 'Vanishing' and 'The Summer Of Back Surgery'
Alan GIllott; 'Walls' and 'The Walk'
Laurence O'Reilly; 'Anomy' and 'Awkward Conversation'

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S01 Episode 9: Not What You Learned In School

The Poetry Show is back this week with another set of poems that will really take you back. This week the theme is Not What You Learned In School. Listen in as the poets discuss this topic and even leave your own thoughts and feedback in the reviews section.

Poems Used:
Rose Drew; 'Clichéd'
Alan GIllott; 'Teaching Tyranny' and 'A Myth For Smith'
Laurence O'Reilly; 'Tidal Repairman'
Charli Goodfellow; 'English Literature Memories'

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S01 Episode 8: Beauty

This week our beautiful Pod Poets come together to discuss the poetic theme of Beauty. What do you think of when you hear beauty? Listen to the poets own views.

Poems Used:
Rose Drew; 'Blush' and 'Smokey Mountains, West Virginia'
Alan Gillott; 'Land With Opportunity' and 'Still'
Laurence O'Reilly; '4 to 6am' and 'F**K and Happiness'
Charli Goodfellow; 'Stop Calling Me Beautiful'

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S01 Episode 7: Prejudice

This week The Pod Poets share poetic discussion on the theme of Prejudice.

Poems Used:
Rose Drew; 'Of Mice and Women'
Alan Gillott; 'Skins' and 'Heads Down'
Laurence O'Reilly; 'Shy People'
Charli Goodfellow; 'Blessed Generation'

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S01 Episode 6: Travel

This week our Pod Poets are back in full force talking about the theme of Travel.

Poems Used:
Rose Drew; 'Tromsø' and 'The Cicadas Are Almost Too Loud'
Alan Gillott; 'Plane Beat' and 'Dislocation'
Laurence O'Reilly; 'Pavement Rage'
Charli Goodfellow; 'Vegetarian In Austria' and 'She Stands Proud and Tall'

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S01 Episode 5: Ghosts

Join our pod poets for a super spooky edition of The Poetry Show. This week the poets are down a member but the show continues, listen as they go over the scarily interesting theme of Ghosts.

Poems Used:
Rose Drew; 'Stubborn' and 'Black Plastic Boxes'
Alan GIllott; 'Immortality', 'The Lady in Brown' and 'Bleak Blake'
Laurence O'Reilly; 'Deadline' and 'Whispers In The Dark'

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S01 Episode 4: Religion

This week The Pod Poets are without Laurence but still they get together to talk about this week's theme, Religion. Each poet shares their work that gives unique views and standpoints on one of the most diverse topics to appear on The Poetry Show.

Poems Used:
Rose Drew; 'The God Squad' and 'Orphans'
Alan Gillott; 'The 8th Day' and 'A Little Prose Poem'
Charli Goodfellow; 'Redhanded, Pants Down' and 'House Rules'

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S01 Episode 3: Childhood Memories

This week The Pod Poets are down one member but the show must go on. Childhood is this week's theme, join the poets as they reminisce about childhood memories.

Poems Used:
Rose Drew; 'Evolution', 'First Memories with Briefcase' and 'Emily'
Alan Gillott; 'A Myth For Smith', 'India 3' and 'Iraq 1'
Laurence O'Reilly; 'The Cutting Room' and 'Aged 4 I Remember Granny Looming'

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S01 Episode 2 - DEATH

This week the Pod Poets (Rose, Charli, Alan and Laurence) share poetic discussion on the theme of ‘Death’.

Poems Used:
Rose Drew; 'The Dust of The Dead'
Alan Gillott; 'Luxury' and 'Here Is The Man'
Charli Goodfellow; 'Graveyard'

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S01 Episode 1: Love

Meet The Pod Poets; Rose, Alan, Laurence and Charli in the first ever episode of The Poetry Show. For this episode they delve into the theme of Love.

Poems Used:
Rose Drew; 'I Seem To Write U' and 'After The Reading'
Alan Gillott; 'Real' and 'It Wasn't Meant To Be Real'
Laurence O'REilly; 'Jennifer 29 Goes Quiet' and ' Valentine'
Charli Goodfellow; 'They Say It's Unnatural'

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