This is a video slideshow I recorded using my photos of Abbey Cwm Hir in Powys and the soundtrack of my poem Marwnad – Elegy for Llewelyn the Last inspired by the history of this elegiac location. Marwnad – Elegy for Llewelyn the Last
Two programmes for Corinium Radio were recorded on 8 March – interviews with Rona Laycock for The Writer’s Room. In the first, I spoke of my forthcoming Pamphlet “Interned at the Food Factory” from Indigo Dreams Publishing, and read two poems from it: “Postulant in the Pasty Factory” and “Eating Strawberries with an Alien”. We talked about the very different style of these two poems in choice of vocabulary and tone, the former being prosey as befits the mundane subject matter and the latter being sensuous and exotic. We also talked about my work with Gloucestershire Writers’ Network, Cheltenham Arts Council and Poetry Cafe Refreshed in Cheltenham, Buzzwords and Cheltenham Poetry Festival, mentioning Smokey Joe’s Cafe and Suffolk Anthology Bookshop as Award Winners and venues for poetry – and other – events. I also read a poem “Ivy” from a pamphlet with the working title of “Stamens and Stigma” (awaiting a publisher!) and a Villanelle “Water Walking” from a second pamphlet-in-waiting, with the working title of “A Suggestion of Fishes” two other pamphlets currently looking for publishers. Here is the link to the programme on Listen Again:
Sharon Larkin in The Writer’s Room first broadcast 12/3/18
The second programme recorded for Corinium Radio will have its first airing on 26 March 2018. Come back here then for a summary, and a link to Listen Again.
I was interviewed by John Oldham of Radio Winchcombe on 18 MarH 2017, in my roles as Chair of Cheltenham Arts Council and Cheltenham Poetry Society. This was rebroadcast on Sunday 9 April 2017 on BBC Radio in the West and is now available on BBC Radio iPlayer here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04y50yg#play
Go to time 36.00. The first segment deals mainly with Cheltenham Arts Council, the second focuses more on Cheltenham Poetry Society. (There’s a music track played between the two segments).
Poems Igam Ogam, Colours, Walk on St Dwynwen’s Day, Transhumance on ‘The Writer’s Room’, Corinium Radio, 1 December 2016
Poems Therianthrope and Locust published with soundfile at Clear Poetry 3 October 2016