the anxious poet’s podcast

The Anxious Poet is a journey into the world of poetry, anxiety and vulnerability.

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The incidental music is by my great friend Andy Selman. The books referred to are Desert Wisdom by Sushi Nomura, A Year with Thomas Merton Edited by Jonathan Montaldo, A Thousand Mornings by Mary Oliv...
September 27, 2022
The two poems used are Visiting Shawbost and Evacuee from Arriving in Magic. It can be purchased at Here is Eva's Spotlight page 
July 27, 2022
The Wordsworth extract is from The Prelude Book 4. My poem is to be found on my website  Thanks to Andy Selman for the incidental music. 
July 8, 2022
There will be excerpts from the cycle of poems entitled 'Some Canvasses' on my website  The poem 'What shall I do with the body i've been given' i from Osip Mandelshtam - Selecte...
April 19, 2022
The poems and prose used in this podcast are as follows. Digging and A Kite for Michael and Christopher by Seamus Heaney, Thank You for Waiting by Simon Armitage, The Road To Wigan Pier by George Orwe...
February 16, 2022
The book I have been reading is The Winter Solstice by John Matthews. The poem Sweet Darkness by David Whyte and its commentary can be read in David Whyte Essentials available at
December 16, 2021
The Poems in this Podcast are Moon Madness from The Call of the Unwritten, This Thing of Darkness from A Night Sea Journey, Married Again and Blossom from Arriving in Magic. The Story is Dream Boy and...
November 12, 2021
The poem can be found in A Night Sea Journey - available to buy at along with my Latest album in collaboration with Andy Selman called Made In Sheffield 
September 20, 2021
The album Made In Sheffield can be streamed on Apple Music or Spotify  More informat...
August 24, 2021
Ray is an Integrative  psychotherapist working in Rathmines Co. Dublin in the Republic of Ireland. He can be found at  The Poem used is by John O'D...
June 14, 2021

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