Did my second guest poet slot on BBC Radio 4’s Saturday Live this weekend. This time, my twenty-second top-of-the-show poem was about bankers’ bonuses, while my longer piece towards the end of the programme was written in response to one of the show’s interviewees, court artist Julia Quenzler.
As usual, the pressure of having to produce something to a very tight deadline triggered the unexpected – I ended up penning a (hopefully fairly amusing) poem in which three artists from the past (Salvador Dali, Leonardo da Vinci and Vincent Van Gogh) each argue their case for being employed as a contemporary court artist.
The other studio guest was American novelist and screenwriter Dennis Lehane.
Both of my poems should be up on the Saturday Live website in due course. In the meantime, here’s a listen again link to the latest episode.