LATE BREAKING NEWS: “BIRD” BY MYRA SCHNEIDER TO BE READ ON “POETRY PLEASE” BBC4 SUNDAY, AT 4:30 P.M. W.E.T.

IMG_0032Bird is an excerpt from Myra’s Circling the Core (Enitharmon, 2008), discussed HERE with an interview.  Myra is an award-winning poet with eleven published collections. She is a writing coach and a tireless advocate for poetry in all its beauty, power and ability to heal.

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Link to Poetry Please HERE. It would appear you can stream on demand from anywhere. There’s also a small archive of past shows.

Poetry Please is moderated by Roger McGough, last seen here with Mafia Cats. Well-known actors read the poems. It will be fun to see who reads Bird. According to Wikipedia this show is the longest-running poetry show in the world … twenty-five years.

For your convenience: World Clock Converter.

© portrait and cover art, Myra Schneider 

 

 

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