Poetry Corner

Poetry Corner


A host interviews a poet in the style of a late night Radio 4 arts show called Poetry Corner, with the poet’s name given by the audience. They discuss poems from the poet’s recent book. The rest of the cast take it in turns to read (improvise) poems from the book in the style of a poetry reading. No matter how awful the poems the poet and interview react as if they are amazing.

Extra tips

Try to give each poem a different style. If we’ve just seen serious go for street poet, if we’ve just seen English go French, if we’ve just had fast go slow.

Try rhyming even if you think you can’t, it’s more fun than you think.

Don’t dwell on the interview too long, try to get over to the poetry readings quicker.



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