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The pivot of my conversation with Sheffield poet Helen Mort is on balancing writing about public events with reflecting on private experience. We are speaking three days after the start of the second set of inquests into the 1989 Hillsborough stadium tragedy, ordered by the High Court in December 2012 when it quashed the original verdicts on […]

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Katya from Open College of the Arts on Vimeo. Pat Borthwick, poet and creative writing tutor was in the office this week so we took the opportunity to record her reading Katya from her recent collection Admiral FitzRoy’s Barometer. Katya was the winner of an Amnesty International award in 2005.

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