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Mushrooms by Sylvia Plath - A Friend to Jenny
Mushrooms by Sylvia Plath - A Friend to Jenny

In this episode, Jenny talks with us about the poem that has been a friend to her – 'Mushrooms' by Sylvia Plath.

Jenny joined The Poetry Exchange online and is in conversation with Poetry Exchange team members, Fiona Bennett and John Prebble.

Fiona reads the gift reading of 'Mushrooms'.

Aubade by Philip Larkin - A Friend to Tom
Aubade by Philip Larkin - A Friend to Tom

In this episode, Tom talks with us about the poem that has been a friend to him – 'Aubade' by Philip Larkin.

Tom visited The Poetry Exchange in February 2020 for what turned out to be our last live event of the year before lockdown. He joined us at the beautiful Manchester Central Library in association with Manchester Poetry Library for International Mother Language Day. Tom is in conversation with Poetry Exchange team members, Fiona Bennett and Al Snell.

Al reads the gift reading of 'Aubade'.

Still I Rise by Maya Angelou - A Friend to Fehmida
Still I Rise by Maya Angelou - A Friend to Fehmida

In this episode, Fehmida Master talks with us about the poem that has been a friend to her – 'Still I Rise' by Maya Angelou.

Fehmida joined The Poetry Exchange as part of Manchester Literature Festival online. You can explore this exceptional UK literature festival here:

www.manchesterliteraturefestival.co.uk

You can also find out more about our wonderful guest, Fehmida Master, and the work she pioneers for women and those who are under-represented in publishing here:

www.fehmidamaster.com
www.masterhousepublishing.com

Fehmida is in conversation with Poetry Exchange team members, Fiona Bennett and Michael Shaeffer.

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