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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.

‘The inspiration here has involved a movement from poetry to prose. This is something that pleases me immensely; one genre fertilising another.’