Finding poetry in the ephemeral, Tom Jackson @PastPostcard celebrates the dying art of the postcard, opening up his archive to find gems of everyday language.

The Verb at Free Thinking: 2/2 ‘The One’

In the second of two programmes recorded at the Radio 3 Free Thinking Festival at Sage Gateshead, The Verb turns its attention to ‘The One’. Joining Ian are Tom Jackson, the curator of the hugely popular Twitter feed and now book ‘Postcard from the Past’, in which Tom finds poetry in our old holiday postcards. The poet SinĂ©ad Morrissey has written a new poem especially for The Verb using language from Tom’s extensive archive of postcards.

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We feature new drama from Verb New Voice Sarah Sayeed, whose work ‘My Heroes are Behind Me’ celebrates extraordinary women, there’s new poetry from the Newcastle-based poet Rowan McCabe who asks what destiny means in 2018 and there’s also music from Kathryn Williams.

Presenter: Ian McMillan
Producer: Cecile Wright.