The Seren Poetry Podcast

Rosalind Hudis : 'Restorations'

November 17, 2022 Alternative Stories Season 1 Episode 7
The Seren Poetry Podcast
Rosalind Hudis : 'Restorations'
Show Notes

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


In this edition we speak with poet Rosalind Hudis about her collection Restorations. Rosalind Hudis grew up in Suffolk but now lives in West Wales with her partner and family. A one-time accordion player in a gypsy band, Rosalind now works as a freelance writer, editor, reviewer and tutor. 

 Restorations is a journey into what it means to preserve – a monument, a moment, a life-story, a poppy. It’s about the hunger to possess and the need to let go. Welding themes from art and history with the contemporary, there are poems about pigments and dictators, glue and glass houses, collections, crinolines, and barometers, and the vagaries of memory itself. Entwined, is a more personal story that tracks the loss of a parent to dementia. Also running through, is a theme of women eroding the straitjacket of gendered roles. Linking all is a play with colour, particularly blue, in all its stages from vital to decayed.


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 Zoom. As with all video calls, the sound quality may not always be perfect. but we hope you’ll enjoy listening.


You can find out more about Rosalind’s poetry on her website


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Please join us next week for a conversation with Eric Ngalle Charles, about his collection Homelands, which will be released on Thursday 24th 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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