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Poetry Challenges

David Morley, Director of the Warwick Writing Programme, leads you through a series of poetry podcast challenges, exploring the wonderful word-world of poetry, sharing some of his own poems and challenging you to find the poet within you.

Poetry's Reasons

12:33 Mon 16 Aug 2010

Professor David Morley presents the last podcast in our series of Poetry Challenges. This episode is called Poetry's Reasons and it's about how and why we write poems.

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English, Literature, Poetry

Volcano and Diamonds

22:08 Mon 05 Jul 2010

Professor David Morley presents the tenth Poetry Challenge- "Volcano and Diamonds" - "about you becoming a kind of poetry volcano blasting out lots of rubbish but also a few diamonds".

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Literature, Poetry

On Titles, Sequences and Collections

22:08 Mon 05 Jul 2010

Professor David Morley presents the ninth Poetry Challenge in which we explore titles, sequences and collections.

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Literature, Poetry

Finger Counting in the Dark

16:54 Wed 23 Jun 2010

Professor David Morley presents the eighth Poetry Challenge "in which we play, very seriously, with language". This episode is a two for the price of one podcast about writing poems using syllabics and subverting forms of poetry.

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English, Literature, Poetry

Playing Tennis with the Nets Down

13:49 Mon 14 Jun 2010

Professor David Morley presents the seventh Poetry Challenge "in which we play with language and make it into toys and little machines called poems".

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English, Literature, Poetry

The Water Measurer

14:57 Tue 08 Jun 2010

Professor David Morley presents the sixth Poetry Challenge "in which we splash about in nouns before going deeper and learning to swim with verbs".

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English, Literature, Poetry

The Inner Truth of Tomatoes

16:58 Tue 01 Jun 2010

Professor David Morley presents the 5th Poetry Challenge. This episode is about finding subjects for your poems, challenging you to "break out of the usual poetic subjects and make something new from something that is defiantly and wonderfully unpoetic".

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English, Literature, Poetry

What is Important is More Important than the Important

11:58 Mon 24 May 2010

Professor David Morley presents the fourth Poetry Challenge "in which we plunge into the woods of poetry, make up magical tales and songs, and leave before dawn with our poems in baskets."

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English, Literature, Poetry

Mirrors to Nature

12:32 Mon 17 May 2010

Professor David Morley's third Poetry Challenge "in which we begin listening more clearly to the poet in ourselves." "Where is the truth of the self? Is it located in the observer or the observed, or in the act of observation or the act of observing?".

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English, Literature, Poetry

Sky Candles and Whale Roads

13:43 Fri 07 May 2010

Professor David Morley presents the second Poetry Challenge "in which we light up language and warm our minds before a fire of words." This episode is all about magical ways to shape language and poems.

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What is the Secret of Poetry?

13:52 Tue 04 May 2010

Professor David Morley welcomes you to the first Poetry Challenge "in which we plunge into the woods of poetry weaving magical tales behind us, and leave before dawn with our poems gathered in our arms."

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English, Literature, Poetry