Anne McElvoy presented a special edition of Start the Week this morning featuring Smokestack poet, Amir Darwish. This was recorded at the Free Thinking Festival which took place at our very own Sage, Gateshead last weekend.
The session explored injustice, myth and the role of the poet 'to name the unnameable, to point at frauds, to take sides'. Amir talked of exile and read poems from his collection, Don't Forget the Couscous. He was joined by Claudia Rankine, Catherine Fletcher and Jules Holroyd.
If you missed the broadcast this morning, you can listen to it here.