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Faber Poetry Podcast Episode Three: Richard Scott & Jane Yeh

In the third episode, Rachael and Jack chat in the studio with Richard Scott and Jane Yeh, discussing, among other things, the importance of recognising gay shame, the difference between biographical honesty and poetic honesty and a shared love for Star Trek (The Next Generation, obviously). Audio postcards this episode come from Peter Gizzi, Emily Toder and Hannah Sullivan.


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Show notes

Studio guests


RICHARD SCOTT was born in London in 1981. His poems have appeared widely in magazines and anthologies including Poetry Review, Poetry London, Swimmers, The Poetry of Sex (Penguin) and Butt Magazine. He has been a winner of the Wasafiri New Writing Prize, a Jerwood/Arvon Poetry Mentee and a member of the Aldeburgh 8. His pamphlet Wound, published by Rialto, won the Michael Marks Poetry Award 2016. His debut collection Soho was published by Faber & Faber in 2018. @iamrichardscott 


JANE YEH’s first collection of poems, Marabou (Carcanet, 2005), was shortlisted for the Whitbread, Forward, and Aldeburgh poetry prizes. She was named a Next Generation poet by the Poetry Book Society for her second collection, The Ninjas (Carcanet, 2012). Her next collection will be published by Carcanet in March 2019. @JaneYeh3






Jane’s ‘spy’ badge (left) and Richard’s rock rose (right)


Audio postcards


‘That I Saw the Light on Nonotuck Avenue’ written and read by Peter Gizzi. Peter Gizzi’s Archeophonics was published by Wesleyan in 2016. He has a new and selected poems forthcoming from Carcanet.

‘Tetris’ written and read by Emily Toder. Emily Toder’s Beachy Head (2014) is published by Coconut Books.

An extract from ‘The Sandpit After Rain’ written and read by Hannah Sullivan. Three Poems (2018), Hannah Sullivan’s debut collection, is out now from Faber & Faber.


About the presenters

Rachael AllenRACHAEL ALLEN is the poetry editor at Granta magazine, co-editor at the poetry press clinic and of online journal tender. A pamphlet of her poems was published as part of the Faber New Poets scheme, and her first collection will be published by Faber in 2019. She has published two books in collaboration with visual artists, Jolene with Guy Gormley (Matchsticks Books) and Nights of Poor Sleep with Marie Jacotey (Test Centre). She is the recipient of an Eric Gregory award and New Writing North’s Andrew Waterhouse award. @r_vallen 


JACK UNDERWOOD is a poet, who also writes short fiction and non-fiction. A recipient of the Eric Gregory Award in 2007, he published his debut pamphlet in 2009 as part of the Faber New Poets series. His first collection Happiness was published by Faber in 2015 and was winner of the 2016 Somerset Maugham prize. He is a lecturer in creative writing at Goldsmiths College and is currently writing a non-fiction book about poetry and uncertainty. Two pamphlets, Solo for Mascha Voice and Tenuous Rooms will be published by Test Centre in 2018. @underwood_jack 


The Faber Poetry Podcast is produced by Rachael Allen, Jack Underwood and Hannah Marshall for Faber & Faber. Edited by Billy Godfrey at Strathmore Publishing. Special thanks to Peter Gizzi, Richard Scott, Hannah Sullivan, Emily Toder and Jane Yeh.