Series 2 Episode 1


Episode 1


In the first episode of Series Two, we’re facing environmental catastrophe in its various forms. Joining Eleanor Penny, are Forward Prize winning poet Kei Miller and young poets Gboyega Odubanjo and Joshua Judson. They share re-imaginings of the ‘meme’ of the Green Man, the Book of Revelation and the Jamaican Story of the Dry River.

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Kei Miller is a poet, novelist, essayist, short story writer and broadcaster. His books include the novel Augustown and poetry collection The Cartographer Tries to Map a Way to Zion which won the Forward Prize in 2014. He is a Professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of Exeter.

Gboyega Odubanjo is a British-Nigerian poet born and raised in East London. He has an MA in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia and his debut poetry pamphlet, While I Yet Live was published by Bad Betty Press in 2019. He is an alumnus of the Barbican Young Poets and a member of the Roundhouse collective. His work has been published by Ambit, Ink Sweat & Tears, Lunar Poetry and Tentacular.

Joshua Judson is a poet from Nottingham, an alumnus of the Mouthy Poets collective and a member of the Barbican Young Poets. His work has appeared in Magma, The North, Brittle Star, The White Review and The Rialto. He won second prize in the 2018 York Literature Festival Poetry Competition and was shortlisted in the 2018 Poetry Business New Poets Prize. He has written commissioned works for the Royal Academy of Arts and Barbican.