It was great to hear PBS poets Raymond Antrobus and Tara Bergin at Radio 3's Free Thinking Festival at the Sage Gateshead last weekend. Led by the inimitable Ian McMillan BBC Radio 3's The Verb is a veritable "cabaret of the word". You can catch their recording on BBC Radio 3 at 10 pm on the 12th April.
In the meantime you might enjoy this Verb festival special on the poetry and music of Leonard Cohen which airs tonight on Radio 3 at 10pm here. Leonard Cohen made his name as a poet before he came to worldwide attention as a singer and songwriter. Book of Longing, his last collection of poetry, was twenty years in the making and is enhanced by Cohen's own playful and provocative illustrations.
PBS Members can also order copies here with 25% discount.