All items: Nasir Kazmi

I read Macbeth first and happened to learn half of it by heart. This was Shakespeare's achievement not of my memory; after reading Shakespeare it's more difficult to forget him than to remember other poets.

Julia Copus explores the way that poetry, through its control of language, can influence the perception of time.

Basir Kazmi considers the ‘stage of the mind’, and whether the real measure of a playwright is the script as written word.

Julia Copus is joined by poets Debjani Chatterjee, Basir Kazmi and Mimi Khalvati, to explore the long history and contemporary pleasures of the ghazal.