I have some exciting news!

I’ve been asked to be poet-in-residence for BBC2’s coverage of the Chelsea Flower Show next Tuesday (19th May). Have to visit the show during the morning, write a performance poem in response to what I see, then perform it in one of the show gardens on BBC2’s evening programme at 8pm! At the end of the show I’ll apparently be joining the two presenters, Alan Titchmarsh and Joe Swift, for a chat and another short poem.

It’s going to be challenging, that’s for sure. But I really want to try and savour the experience and enjoy.

15 responses to “Poetry at the Chelsea Flower Show

  1. Hello Susan,

    I enjoyed your poem too-well done! and follow in your footsteps tomorrow. Eek!
    I’m 99 percent sure we do retain copyright of all our Beeb poems. They just also get permission to use it in perpetuity too.

  2. Thanks so much to you all for the pre- and post-Chelsea good wishes! I really enjoyed myself and will be blogging about it soon!

    Jane – I’m not sure if I’m ‘allowed’ to post the poem here as it’s now ‘owned’ by the BBC, I think. But it may well go onto their website. I’ll try and find out and let you know.

  3. Sue, Many congratulations on your stunning performance at the Chelsea Flower show! I wish I had been there to see it in person – it looked like you had a great time!

    I hope this leads to many more blossoms in your Cherry Orchard!

    best wishes

  4. I loved your poem on the Chelsea Flower show, which you read out during the BBC coverage of the event. I’d like to read it again, will you be putting it online?

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