the anxious poet’s podcast

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

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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
The Poems used in this podcast are Poem in October by Dylan Thomas, The Boy Within from The Call of the Unwritten, Arriving In Magic from the collection of the same name, A Raven in my Sleep (as yet u...
May 2, 2021
Martins in the Eves is, as yet unpublished, you can obtain a copy from Adrian - contact him through his website  The music is by Andy Selman 
March 13, 2021
In this episode the Anxious Poet looks at the phenomenon of family and what we inherit from them, especially our parents. He explores how it is up to us to appreciate just what has been passed on to u...
February 27, 2021

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