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. 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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