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Stories for travelling, stories for tea, stories for thought

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Bunhill Fields: Poet-in-residence

I’ve had a great time this weekend as a poet-in-residence at Bunhill Fields. I’ve met all kinds of people come to explore this wonderful historic site in the centre of London: some who live nearby, others who have travelled from abroad for the Open Garden Squares Weekend; some with an interest in plants, flowers, trees and gardening, others with an interest in Blake, Defoe, and Bunyan, the great and unconventional British writers buried here; some drawn by the long and somewhat macabre history of the nonconformist burial ground, others happy to wander around in the present. All of these people helped give me ideas for the poems I worked on over the weekend. I’ve talked to people about the history of Bunhill and the history of poetry, the death (and life) of poetry, and the purpose of poetry today. People have been interested to hear the drafts, and even to make the suggestions about things I should add! Others have been kind enough to share their impressions of the place, their f...

-1 s2015 JUN 15
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Bunhill Fields: Poet-in-residence

#5MinuteStories: Rooster

What if the dead could return, for just one night? An old Chinese folktale says this is exactly what happens – but not quite as we might expect. This week’s #5MinuteStories is about love, loss, and coming home. You can download the podcast or listen below: http://www.sammeekings.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Rooster.mp3 Or you can click through the digital story right here:

-1 s2015 APR 1
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#5MinuteStories: Rooster

#5MinuteStories: Butterfly

Have you ever met anyone who has lived two lives? Perhaps you’re one of those people, whose life seems split in two. Maybe sometimes you look back and think: I used to be a completely different person. This week’s #5MinuteStories is about how a single hour can change the course of a life. It’s about human eclosion and transformation, about the people we become, and the myths that undo us. Listen here, or download the podcast for later. http://www.sammeekings.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Butterfly.mp3 Enjoy the digital story below: Please let me know what you think!

-1 s2015 MAR 19
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#5MinuteStories: Butterfly

Latest Episodes

Bunhill Fields: Poet-in-residence

I’ve had a great time this weekend as a poet-in-residence at Bunhill Fields. I’ve met all kinds of people come to explore this wonderful historic site in the centre of London: some who live nearby, others who have travelled from abroad for the Open Garden Squares Weekend; some with an interest in plants, flowers, trees and gardening, others with an interest in Blake, Defoe, and Bunyan, the great and unconventional British writers buried here; some drawn by the long and somewhat macabre history of the nonconformist burial ground, others happy to wander around in the present. All of these people helped give me ideas for the poems I worked on over the weekend. I’ve talked to people about the history of Bunhill and the history of poetry, the death (and life) of poetry, and the purpose of poetry today. People have been interested to hear the drafts, and even to make the suggestions about things I should add! Others have been kind enough to share their impressions of the place, their f...

-1 s2015 JUN 15
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Bunhill Fields: Poet-in-residence

#5MinuteStories: Rooster

What if the dead could return, for just one night? An old Chinese folktale says this is exactly what happens – but not quite as we might expect. This week’s #5MinuteStories is about love, loss, and coming home. You can download the podcast or listen below: http://www.sammeekings.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Rooster.mp3 Or you can click through the digital story right here:

-1 s2015 APR 1
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#5MinuteStories: Rooster

#5MinuteStories: Butterfly

Have you ever met anyone who has lived two lives? Perhaps you’re one of those people, whose life seems split in two. Maybe sometimes you look back and think: I used to be a completely different person. This week’s #5MinuteStories is about how a single hour can change the course of a life. It’s about human eclosion and transformation, about the people we become, and the myths that undo us. Listen here, or download the podcast for later. http://www.sammeekings.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Butterfly.mp3 Enjoy the digital story below: Please let me know what you think!

-1 s2015 MAR 19
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#5MinuteStories: Butterfly

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