Episode 3: William Sieghart prescribes AUBADE by Phillip Larkin

WILLIAM SIEGHART has had a distinguished career in publishing and the arts. He established the Forward Prizes for Poetry in 1992, and founded National Poetry Day in 1994. He is a former chairman of the Arts Council Lottery Panel, and current chairman of both the Somerset House Trust and Forward Thinking, a charity seeking peace in the Middle East and acceptance of British Muslims. Occasionally, William also offers his services as a poetry pharmacy apothecary at literary festivals in the UK.

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Also, in the next year, I’m trying to raise funds for the S.H.E College Fund initiative in Kenya by learning 52 poems in 52 weeks. Here is my 52 Poems in 52 Weeks Donations Page: https://chuffed.org/project/52-poems-in-52-weeks 

If you’re feeling some poetry-love after listening, a donation, no matter how small (or large) would be greatly appreciated. 

Don’t forget, the Poetry Pharmacy is open every day on Twitter, dispensing poems for whatever ails body and soul. Feel free to @/DM us there, or email us here (thepoetrypharmacy AT gmail.com) with your requests for a poem prescription.


3 thoughts on “Episode 3: William Sieghart prescribes AUBADE by Phillip Larkin

  • Steve, Poetry Pharmacy is a fantastic initiative – thankyou for it! This podcast was very good – but then I’ve enjoyed and learned something from each one I’ve listened to. They’ve taken me to new writers/poets and back to ‘old’ familiar ones which I hear with new ears. Thought-provoking, insightful and how good is it to eavesdrop on truly interesting conversations. Thanks again!

  • This is beautiful.

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