It’s National Poetry Day

… and I’m featured in a BBC Radio 4 programme called ‘Blood, Sweat, Tears & Poetry’ today at 11.30am. I’m talking to presenter Patience Agbabi about my residency at Bishopsgate Institute.

Then tonight I’m heading off to the Whitechapel Gallery for Plum – an excellent fiction / live lit night. I am giving a talk on the extraordinary poet Barry MacSweeney, and will be playing some previously unheard audio from Barry’s last ever reading.


  1. Tina Marshall says:

    Happy National Poetry Day! Here’s a post I found:

    I think you’ll really enjoy it! Cheers!

  2. Terry Kelly says:

    Dear Tom Chivers,

    I’m an old friend and workmate of the late Barry MacSweeney. I was intrigued to hear about your talk tonight and the unreleased recording of Barry. Where, what, when etc? Any further info would be much appreciated.

    Terry Kelly,

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