John Maier

Contains moments of spellbinding banality: Radio 4’s The Poet Laureate has Gone to his Shed reviewed

Plus: a podcast that, rather than merely ‘having’ a conversation, attempts to do that more progressive thing of ‘starting’ one

The moderately fanciful premise of Simon Armitage's new Radio 4 series sees the poet inviting a well-known friend or fellow artist into his garden shed ‘to call in for a natter’

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