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Naked In The Spotlight

Naked In The Spotlight

Reading your poetry aloud in public 

Brian McCabe
Fifty years after taking part in his first poetry reading as a schoolboy, Brian McCabe reflects on what reading his work aloud means to him, and how communicating directly with an audience in this way has helped to shape his writing.
John Harrison describes his investigations into the earliest human societies, and what he looks for when he is on the trail of these ancient settlements.
As the child of bookshop owners, Simon Rae grew up knowing that running a bookshop might be his destiny. But the revelation that he would rather write books than sell them took him along a different path…