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The Words on Poetry

In this episode, Rosie Goldsmith and her guests Benjamin Zephaniah, Ben Holden and Rachel Spence explore the transformative power of Poetry. And to top that off, bestselling poet Rupi Kaur will read a poem taken... Read More
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The Words on Crime

Rosie Goldsmith investigates authenticity in fiction with five criminal masterminds well versed in the art of writing thrillers. The crime fiction genre used to be just that, fiction, and its authors mainly inventors; today the... Read More
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The Words on Sexism

In the first episode of The Words, we’re joined by three writers – Sarah Vaughan, Anne Helen Petersen and Laura Bates – whose recent books explore the pervasive culture of sexism in society. Sarah Vaughan... Read More

This month's guests

Rupi Kaur

Author of: the sun and her flowers Rupi Kaur is a top 10 Sunday Times bestselling author and illustrator of two collections of poetry. She started drawing at the age of five when her mother…

Rachel Spence

Author of: Furies and Bird of Sorrow. Rachel Spence is a poet and arts writer. Her poetry collection Bird of Sorrow was published this year by Templar Poetry, who also published her pamphlet Furies in…

Benjamin Zephaniah

Author of: The Life and Rhymes of Benjamin Zephaniah In the early 1980s when punks and Rastas were on the streets protesting about unemployment, homelessness and the National Front, Benjamin’s poetry could be heard at…

Ben Holden

Author of: Poems That Make Grown Men Cry Ben Holden is a writer and film producer. He lives in London and studied English at Merton College, Oxford. With his father Anthony, Ben edited the bestselling…