Benjamin Zephaniah, Ben Holden, Rupi Kaur and Rachel Spence explore the transformative power of poetry in this episode of The Words.

And to top that off, bestselling poet Rupi Kaur will read a poem taken from her latest book, the sun and her flowers.

In a time of great divide and uncertainty, more and more people are turning to poetry to find comfort. More than a million poetry books were sold last year in the UK alone, the highest number on record. Gone are the days when the poetry canon was ruled by dead white males. We’ll be discussing the new poetry mediums adopted by our guests in this episode alongside some beautiful and arresting recitals.