Pippa Little speaks with Geoff Hattersley about poetry in her African and Scottish childhood, building a career as an early school leaver and her return to Higher Education, and her approaches to writing.
I write far too much, I think, which means I have to decide which poems make it out of the notebook. Many are left behind.
In one particular light some stories end, in another they reach different conclusions or remain unfinished; neither of us is finished. All I am telling you about then, I am also telling myself now. So what do I most want to to say to you?