Howard Bond

Poetic Beats #5

Poetic Beats

Welcome to this weeks instalment of Poetic Beats with Howard B and Davy D, recorded on the 7th of August 2017 on Red Kite Radio.

In this programme we had some fun with nothing, in particular, Spike Milligan’s Nothing Poem,  and glimpsed at some of the United Kingdom’s comedy poetry culture.

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Enjoy and have a great weekend.

Poetic Beats #4

Poetic Beats

Welcome to this weeks edition of Poetic Beats with Howard B and Davy D, recorded on the 7th of August 2017 on Red Kite Radio.

The poetic theme for August is Summer and  for this month’s first instalment we look at the poem, Chasing Butterflies, using it as a metaphor to highlight the beauty and struggle of writing poetry.

To hear the recording, please press the arrow on the left of the sound bar below.

Enjoy, and any thoughts are welcomed.

Poetic Beats #3

Poetic Beats

Welcome to this weeks Poetic Beats with Howard B and Davy D, recorded on the 31st of July 2017 on Red Kite Radio.

In this weeks edition, Mr. Bond and I take a stroll through the beautiful Lake District with William Wordsworth and one of his most famous poems, Daffodils. This wasn’t the title that Wordsworth gave the poem. To find out more and to hear some other fascinating facts about the poem, and the poet, have a listen to the programme.

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I look forward to hearing your thoughts.

Poetic Beats #2

Poetic Beats

Welcome to this weeks Poetic Beats with Howard B and Davy D, recorded on the 24th of July 2017 on Red Kite Radio.

Continuing on this month’s theme of poetry and motion,  I read the poem, On the 11.37 with Sylvia Plath. We look at poetry and trains and give an insight as to how Sylvia Plath’s poetry collection, Ariel, and the 21st Century scourge, mobile phones on trains, planted seeds for the poetry.

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Enjoy the conversation and I look forward to hearing your thoughts.

 

Poetic Beats #1

Poetic Beats

As some of you will know I started with a poetry slot on my local radio station Red Kite Radio a few weeks ago. Each week I am a guest on the show of Howard Bond, a fellow Northerner and guru of music from the 1960’s. The good news is we have managed to work out how to record the show and put it in a file format that can be used on Inside the Mind of Davy.

We have named the slot Poetic Beats and it takes place each Monday between 15.15 and 15.30 BST. Where possible, I will post the recording of each Monday’s programme on the Friday of that week on Inside the Mind of Davy D.

In short, Poetic Beats is designed to get poetry out there and as well as reading some of my own work, I will be reading some of the more famous poems (copyright allowing). We are also trying to get other local poets involved.

Poetic Beats follows a simple format. Each month we have a theme and there is the reading of a poem, a musical break and then an explanation and discussion of the poetry.

During July, we are looking at the theme of motion in poetry and in this week’s recording we read and discussed the poem Velvet Shoes by Elinor Morton Wylie and highlighted the charity, Poems in the Waiting Room.

If any of you want to listen to Poetic Beats live then you can find Red Kite Radio on the internet using the Tune In App, or you can visit the Red Kite Facebook page and press the Use App button at the top of the page.

You can listen to this weeks show by clicking the arrow on the bar below. Enjoy and I would value any feedback.