The Seren Poetry Podcast

Ben Wilkinson: 'Same Difference'

November 10, 2022 Alternative Stories Season 1 Episode 6
The Seren Poetry Podcast
Ben Wilkinson: 'Same Difference'
Show Notes

Welcome to The Seren Poetry Podcast, a series of conversations and readings with Seren poets.

Some of the poems featured in this episode contain swearing.  If you are likely to be offended by this please avoid this podcast

 In this edition we speak with poet Ben Wilkinson about his second collection Same Difference. Born in the Midlands, Ben now lives in Sheffield. His poems, criticism and journalism regularly appear in national publications including The Guardian, The Poetry Review, The New Statesman, The Spectator, and the TLS. In 2014 he won both a Northern Writers’ Award and the Poetry Business International Pamphlet Competition. He lectures in creative writing at the University of Bolton. His debut collection, Way More Than Luck, was highly commended in the Forward Prizes for Poetry. 

 The podcast is presented by Rhian Edwards  

The interviewer is Chris Gregory  

Recordings, production, sound design and editing are by Chris Gregory of Alternative Stories 

Recordings of Rhian Edwards are by Sarah Johnson 

 This conversation was recorded on location at Ben’s home in Sheffield.

 You can find out more about Ben’s poetry on his website 

 Poetry collections Ben has enjoyed reading:

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Please join us next week for a conversation with Rosalind Hudis, about her collection Restorations, which will be released on Thursday 17th November. Subscribe in your favourite podcast app to have all future editions delivered to your podcast feed the moment they are released.  

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