Poet, playwright, bicyclist and novelist Kevin MacNeil chats to Ryan about why he’s glad he started off life as a poet, the challenges of performance and why he describes himself as a “writer” rather than a “poet turned novelist”. He also tells the amazing tale of his journey cycling along the Danube on possibly the first fixed gear bike trek in that part of the world. Including a track from Kevin’s band and some readings from his excellent “Love and Zen in the Outer Hebrides”. Produced by Colin Fraser. Incidental music by Ewen Maclean.
First published 19 July, 2010