Talking Free Speech and Literature Across Borders with Lunar Poetry

British poets can show solidarity with embattled writers while developing their own creative practice

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My colleague Cat Lucas and I sat down with Paul McMenemy, editor of the Lunar Poetry Magazine, to tell their podcast listeners about the work of English PEN. We discussed imprisoned Saudi poet Ashraf Fayad, how blogging is the 21st century version of pamphleteering, and how British poets might show solidarity with embattled writers while developing their own creative practice at the same time.

You can listen on the Lunar Poetry website, via YouTube or judt hit the play button on the embedded podcast below.

You can buy copies of Lunar Poetry, subscribe, or follow on Facebook via the Lunar Poetry website.  During the podcast we mentioned Steven Fowler’s Enemies Project and the Modern Literature Festival he programmed for English PEN.  Videos of those performances are available via Steven’s YouTube channel.

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