This Sunday: Kim Moore on BBC 3’s Private Passions

21 June 2018 - 10:06am

This Sunday: Kim Moore on BBC 3’s Private Passions

21 June 2018 - 10:06am

Tune in to Private Passions on BBC Radio 3 this Sunday at 12:00pm, when Seren poet Kim Moore will be in conversation with host Michael Berkeley.

In this episode of Private Passions, Kim Moore explores her musical passion for brass, from Handel's Messiah through to Britten's Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings, taking in the Grimethorpe Colliery Band on the way. She tells Michael Berkeley how she started writing, and about The Art of Falling, her prize-winning debut collection of poems which explore a dark and abusive relationship. She reflects too on the influence of her father's job as a scaffolder, and how a fear of falling and images of falling haunt her work. And there are some true confessions about what it's like to play the trumpet in a bandstand with one dog and the drunk who slept there the night before.

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