Magda’s Boy: How George Szirtes invented his mother

there’s another little thing about Englishness, which is that there is a Literature Festival here, a poetry festival and I was the chair of it in his first few years and one of these occasions we decided to do a public reading of well-loved poems and other poems in the Market Square just there and […]

Dinosaur love | Harry Baker | [email protected]

Translator: Mohand Habchi Reviewer: Denise RQ Hi, my name is Harry Backer. I’m a student and a poet, and before to enter poetry, I used to be a rapper as you can probably tell by my swagga. But I was always told, “You should write about what you know.” So instead of writing raps about […]

David Baker Book Launch

Thank you for joining us this afternoon I know there is a an evil flu going around and there’s beautiful weather going around so… I’m Elizabeth Dark Associate Director of Programs for the Kenyon Review and before I introduced David I wanted to point out to you all that we have a panel next Tuesday […]

A poem for pole dancers who can’t say no | Harry Baker | TEDxExeter

Translator: Rachael Williams Reviewer: Denise RQ Went to China Town; there were too many bright lights, asked them to dim sum. (Laughter) Thought I’d start with a haiku. (Laughter) Hello, I’m Harry, and it’s nice to be back. I’m about to finish my degree at the University of Bristol, and so I’d like to share […]

Harry Baker – Maybe (A poem about bullying)

maybe it’s because they don’t understand you maybe it’s because they do and they’re afraid of what they see maybe it’s because you are not normal maybe normals not the thing you need to be maybe today will be a good day maybe today feels like it’s way too close to call maybe one day […]

How learning German taught me the link between maths and poetry | Harry Baker | TEDxVienna

Translator: Nadine Hennig Reviewer: Robert Tucker I applied to university to study medicine but switched courses to do maths so that I would have more time to write poetry. (Laughter) Thank you for laughing at my life choices. (Laughter) (Applause) And, apart from one of the first poems I wrote, being a love poem about […]

Harry Baker: A love poem for lonely prime numbers

My name is Harry Baker. Harry Baker is my name. If your name was Harry Baker, then our names would be the same. (Laughter) It’s a short introductory part. Yeah, I’m Harry. I study maths. I write poetry. So I thought I’d start with a love poem about prime numbers. (Laughter) This is called “59.” […]

6th Doctor, Colin Baker – When I Grow Up

Many moons ago A teacher said to me Tell me boy, when you grow up What do you want to be? Is it a fireman Or a sailor A train driver perhaps Or Lion Tamer In the circus Wearing your new Lion Tamer’s hat Or a policeman With a truncheon Catching bad guys on the […]

Temple Cuisine

weeks after the piece that you wrote about us and kind of veganism the the piece that you wrote for on jomkwan about about that experience was in T Magazine that's right it's one of the most beautiful things I've ever read and the photographs were just exquisite I mean that that must have I […]


This ladies and gentlemen is a rotten tomato nobody in their right mind would eat this because It's right, and you would get sick yet. See when it comes to the mind We eat rotten poisonous dirty thoughts every day here are some examples And you know what happens when we eat these rotten thoughts […]