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Somewhat before the crack of dawn this morning I was interviewed on 1233 ABC Radio Newcastle for their Story Box series, which I'm sorry to say I'd never heard of - they always take place before 7am, which is NOT my best time of day. Much coffee was needed. It's life-story, not tell-me-a-story.

The early breakfast presenter, Craig Hamilton, asked me about how I came to be writing poetry about cats after a degree (and half a PhD) in Classics and 20 years in large computer networking. Which does sound a touch unlikely when it's put like that, I have to admit. And I answered.

At the end of the interview, Craig asked me to read one of the poems in THE DUTIES OF A CAT - and I chose "Soft Silk Sack", my first-ever cat poem. Here's a link to the podcast of the interview, if you have a few quiet minutes to fill in:



Jan. 6th, 2014 10:12 am (UTC)