In this episode two poets from two very different places. We talk to Scottish Poet, Pamela Beasant about her life and poetry in the Orkney Islands, and we hear from Singaporean poet, Tania De Rozario, performing at last year’s Poetry on the Move festival at the University of Canberra.
Tania De Rozario is an artist, writer and curator from Singapore interested in issues of gender and sexuality. Tania is the author of Tender Delirium (Math Paper Press | 2013) and her literary memoir, And The Walls Come Crumbling Down. Tania’s poetry and fiction have been published in numerous journals and anthologies. She has also written extensively about art, with her most recent commission covering the local and Southeast Asian collections of the National Gallery Singapore. Her practice hovers on the intersections between text and image, and her work has been showcased in London, Spain, Amsterdam, Singapore, New York and San Francisco.
Pamela Beasant, from Glasgow, studied English at Oxford University, and now lives in Stromness, Orkney. Her poetry collections are Running with a Snow Leopard and Orkney: a celebration of light and landscape. Pamela was the first George Mackay Brown Fellow, and is part of the Scottish Book Trust’s Live Literature scheme. Pamela is currently Director of the annual Orkney Writers’ Course for the St Magnus International Festival.
This episode hosted by: Shane Strange