"But what the leaves hear is not what the root asks."
by Martin Carter
Poem as Friend to Nicholas
- by Martin Carter
In this episode you will hear Nicholas talking about the poem that has been a friend to him - 'Proem' by Martin Carter.
Nicholas is one of our 'long distance' visitors and joined us via Skype, from Trinidad. Nicholas is in conversation with The Poetry Exchange team members, John Prebble and Andrea Witzke-Slot, who were together in London for the conversation.
Our thanks to Bloodaxe Books Publishers for kindly granting us permission to use 'Proem'. Do visit them for further inspiration:
You can discover more of Nicholas Laughlin's thoughts and writings here:
Nicolas is in conversation with John and Andrea.
'Proem' is read by both John and Andrea.
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We talk to people about the poem that has been a friend to them.
In exchange we create a gift for them, a bespoke reading of their chosen poem inspired by the conversation. Our award-winning podcast shares these unique and powerful stories of connection with people across the world.
We set up an intimate environment for these conversations at festivals, in arts, cultural and public spaces across the country. We also hold exchanges ‘long distance’. Our visitors come from all walks of life and we also feature well-known personalities such as Andrew Scott, Maxine Peake, Roy McFarlane and Paterson Joseph.