We met up with Sean Borodale at the Edinburgh International Book Festival in August 2012, where he was reading from his debut collection Bee Journal, which has subsequently been shortlisted for the 2012 T S Eliot prize and Costa Book Awards.
Here Sean reads poems from Bee Journal, a remarkable account of the two years he kept a bee hive. He likens the way in which he jotted his poems down to documentary filmmaking rather than to traditional methods of poetry composition. Borodale also talks about his interest in time, bees, Virgil and much more with our Programme Manager, Jennifer Williams.
Music by James Iremonger.
Image (copyright) Mark Vessey.