• Ana Silvera

Commission on BBC R3's The Verb, Pick of the Week R4


What a huge pleasure it was playing my brand new commission, a song called 'Exile' 'for BBC Radio 3's The Verb! It went out on Friday, and then on Sunday it got a second outing on Radio 4's 'Pick of the Week'. I even got to sit at the clever people's table and talk about poems. Loved hearing these brilliant poets speak and share their work. My song was inspired by a stunning poem by Sholeh Wolpé, 'The World Grows Blackthorn Walls', taken from the anthology that is the focus of the show, 'The Heart of a Stranger'.


You can hear the whole thing here


Excerpt of the song and my chat with presenter Ian Macmillan below.





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