Joining Tom Jackson – recorded remotely thanks to the brilliant Wardour Studios – to discuss the postcards from their pasts are poetry critic and Senior Lecturer at the School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing at UEA, JEREMY NOEL-TOD (The Penguin Book of the Prose Poem) and Professor of Postcolonial Literature at the University of Leicester, CORINNE FOWLER (Green Unpleasant Land). Together, we discover the card that wasn’t sent, hear ghost stories in the dark, and experience a coincidence of twins; we are hunted by hares in the Bodleian Library, struggle to find cassettes in Ipswich, take a hammer to bed and ponder just how stately, stately homes really are. Thank you very much for the skull ring. Wish you were here?

Reading Street, Broadstairs. “I am pleased you saw Terry he keeps in contact with none of us – not even at Christmas.”
Middle Harbour From Pier, Brixham, 1974. “Sorry I couldn’t send you any other type of card but mum wouldn’t let me.”
Jeremy’s postcard of marginalia from a medieval manuscript in the Bodleain Library. His father sent him the card, and Jeremy dutifully pasted it into his Play School scrapbook.
Corinne’s postcard of a Fay Godwin landscape. For Corinne it reminds her of long childhood walking holidays in Wales.
The Docks, Cattolica, 1982. “I have spent a small fortune on relatively cheap cassettes, all opera which I find difficult to obtain in Ipswich,”
Dog (1914) by Henri Gaudier-Brzeska recast in iron 1964 – on a postcard bought at Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge. The postcard is from a correspondence with, and is a memento of Jeremy’s friendship with, the English poet R.F. Langley.
Corinne’s card of Penrhyn Castle, Wales. The castle featured in Corinne’s work on colonialism for the National Trust.
The charming Hartmut Eichler starring on his own postcard record.