Sian Thomas - The Poetry Bath - Janet Sutherland 2- EP45 - (W104 - 27th May 23)
Sian Thomas - The Poetry Bath - Rosie Johnston- EP44 - (W102 - 13th May 23)
Sian Thomas - The Poetry Bath - Sheereen Khan - EP43 - (W100 - 28th April 2023)
Sian Thomas - The Poetry Bath - Benjamin Cusden - EP42 - (W98 - 14th April 2023)
Sian Thomas - The Poetry Bath - Lawrence Wilson - EP41 - (W96 - 31st Mar 23)
Sian Thomas - The Poetry Bath - Mara Bergman - EP40 - (094 17th-22nd March 23)
Episode 40. Mara Bergman reads from her work and chats to Siân about her childhood in New York, how she first came to London and fell in love with Britain, and how her twin careers as a poet and a children's writer interweave.
Leonard Cohen, Famous Blue Raincoat
Carole King, So Far Away
Joan Baez, Diamonds & Rust
Simon & Garfunkel, The Boxer www.marabergman.com
Sian Thomas - The Poetry Bath - Maria Jastrzebska - EP39 - (W92 3rd-8th March 23)
Episode 39. Maria Jastrzebska reads from her latest collection, Small Odysseys, and talks to Siân about her early childhood in Warsaw and later life in London and Brighton, and what it means to move between two cultures.
Mary Hampton, Because You’re Young
Leonard Cohen, Suzanne
Joni Mitchell, Turbulent Indigo
Maria Farantouri, Asma Asmaton mariajastrzebska.wordpress.com
Sian Thomas - The Poetry Bath - S J Fowler - EP38 - (W90 17-22th Feb 23)
Siân meets S J Fowler to talk about the serious business of messing around. Siân hears how Steve has fun with writing and performance and cultivates a sense of joy and playfulness in his work.
Robyn Hitchcock, No, I Don’t Remember Guildford
Serge Gainsbourg & Brigitte Bardot, Bonnie & Clyde
Cosmo Sheldrake, Numinous Curlew
Ween, Chocolate Town
Robyn Hitchcock, Cathedral www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/sj-fowler
Sian Thomas - The Poetry Bath - Susie Campbell - EP37 - (W88 4-8th Feb 23)
Episode 37. Sian meets Susie Campbell, who reads from her work and chats to Siân about the importance of textures, margins and liminality in her writing.
Tom Waits, In the Colosseum
John Spiers, Lemmy Brazil’s Hornpipe No2
Jocelyn Pook, Blow the Wind susiecampbellwrites.wordpress.com/about
Sian Thomas - The Poetry Bath - Alex Josephy - EP36 - W86 21-25 Jan 23)
Episode 36. Alex Josephy talks to Siân about her two lives in England and Italy and the meaning of home.
Horzines Stara, Oshoï
Jon Boden, Seth Lakeman, Ben Nicholls, Emily Portman & Jack Rutter, The Rambling Sailor
Elvis Presley, Burning Love
Jo Girdlestone, Slow Cooking www.alexjosephy.net
Sian Thomas - The Poetry Bath - Janet Sutherland - EP35 - (W84 6-11th Jan 23)
Episode 35. Janet Sutherland joins Siân to read from her latest collection, Home Farm, and talk about water meadows, eels and growing up on a dairy farm in Wiltshire.
Waterson: Carthy, New Year Carol
Kalevi Aho, Acht Jahreszeiten, from Concerto for Theremin & Chamber Orchestra
The Furrow Collective, Many’s the Night’s Rest
Scott Matthew with Holly Miranda, Dog janetsutherland.co.uk
Sian Thomas - The Poetry Bath - Kevin Scully - EP34 - (W82 - 23-28th Dec 22)
Episode 34. Writer, actor and kindly man of the cloth Kevin Scully joins Siân to read from his work and talk about his life in Australia, East London and now in the leafy Weald.
Waterson: Carthy, Jacobstowe Wassail
Matt Berry, Solstice
The Albion Christmas Band, The Wren Song
Bob Dylan, Tryin’ to Get to Heaven kevin-scully.com
Sian Thomas - The Poetry Bath - David Caddy - EP33 - (W80 9-10th Dec 22)
Episode 33. Siân meets David Caddy to listen to David's work and chat about his interest in literary sociology and the ecology of poetry, and his love of the landscape and people of Dorset where he's lived for most of his life.
Julie Fowlis, Silver Birch
John Martyn, Go Down Easy
Trees, While the Iron is Hot
Leonard Cohen, Hallelujah davidcaddy.blogspot.com
Sian Thomas - The Poetry Bath - Vilde Bjerke Torset - EP31 (WK76 - 11 Nov 22)
Episode 31. Vilde Bjerke Torset tells Siân about asemic and visual poetry, frogs, horses and the meaninglessness of everything.
Riannon Giddens, Calling Me Home
Cyndi Lauper, Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
Jackie Oates, The Devil & the Farmer’s Wife
Bukkene Bruse, Farintallen vildebjerketorset.com
Sian Thomas - The Poetry Bath- Timothy Ades - EP30 (WK74 - 28Oct22)
Episode 30. Rhyming translator-poet Timothy Adès reads from his work and shares his love of music and singing.
Black Sabbath, The Wizard
Heal & Harrow, Da Dim
Olivia Cheney, Arches
Thomas Ades, Märchentänze (1st movement) timothyades.com
Sian Thomas - The Poetry Bath-Alexandra Corrin-Tachibana - EP29 (WK72 - 14-Oct22)
Episode 29. Alexandra Corrin-Tachibana reads from her collection Sing me down from the dark and tells Siân about the ten years she spent living and teaching in Japan and her return to Britain.
Olivia Cheney, IOU
Graeme Millar, The Moomins (Ocarina Theme)
Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway, She’ll Change
Angel Olsen, Chance saltpublishing.com/collections/author-alexandra-corrin-tachibana
Sian Thomas - The Poetry Bath - Robert Hamberger EP-28 (W70 - 30th Sept 2022)
Episode 28. Robert Hamberger joins Siân to read from his work and talk about walking, his love of John Clare and how he found a home in Sussex.
Ella Fitzgerald, Things Are Looking Up
John Martyn, London Conversation
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Into My Arms
Joni Mitchell, Hejira roberthamberger.co.uk
The Poetry Bath with Sian Thomas - Lydia Harris - EP27 (16th Sept 22 - Wildhart Week 68)
Episode 27. Lydia Harris reads from her recent work and tells Siân about her life on the Orkney island of Westray.
Karine Polwart, Ophelia
Singer Pur, Elfrida Andrees, Ur Drömliv 1
Rachel Newton, Curlew
The Sixteen, Jesus Christ the Apple Tree
The Copper Family, Primrose Banks homeabout.co.uk
The Poetry Bath with Sian Thomas - Raine Geoghegan - EP26 (2nd Sept - Wildhart Week 66)
Episode 26. Raine Geoghegan joins Siân to read from her work and talk about her Romany heritage and her love of music and dance.
Emmylou Harris, Rollin’ & Ramblin’
June Tabor, Rare Willie
Nina Simone, Here Comes the Sun
Led Zeppelin, Stairway to Heaven
P J Harvey, Let England Shake rainegeoghegan.co.uk
The Poetry Bath with Sian Thomas - Jessica Mookherjee - EP 25 - (19th August - Wildhart Week 64)
Episode 25. Jessica Mookherjee and Siân meet at the Gallipot Inn in Upper Hartfield, East Sussex to talk about rock'n'roll, female desire and Jessica's collection Play Lists.
Japan, Quiet Life
David Bowie, Drive in Saturday
Nirvana, In the Pines/Where Did You Sleep Last Night thejessicapoet.com
The Poetry Bath with Sian Thomas - Di Slaney - EP 24 - (5th August - Wildhart Week 62)
Episode 24. Di Slaney tells Siân about her life rescuing, nurturing and writing about wonky animals.
Karine Polwart & Dave Milligan, Siccar Point.
Joni Mitchell, You turn me on I’m a radio
La Talvera, La Drolla d’Avairon
Teddy Pendergrass with Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes, Wake Up Everybody dislaney.com
The Poetry Bath with Sian Thomas - With Friends - EP 23 - (22nd July 2022 - Wildhart Week 60)
Episode 23. Siân meets Alison Sanders, Helen Bardsley, Lucy Horswill and Robert Nagle on Ashdown Forest to walk, write and talk about their shared loved of the Forest.
Rachel Newton & Lauren MacColl (Heal & Harrow), Lilias
Bob Dylan, You’re gonna make me lonesome when you go
The Incredible String Band, My Cousin Catapillar
Roy Orbison, Blue Bayoux chiddinglyartists.co.uk/index.php/the-artists/54-robert-nagle
The Poetry Bath with Sian Thomas - Terri Mullholland - EP 22 - (1st July - Wildhart Week 57)
Episode 22. Terri Mullholland reads her flash fiction and talks to Siân about the influence of her childhood and parents on her writing.
Turner Cody, Hey Jim
Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage, Polly O Polly
Guns n Roses, Night Train
Donovan, The Little Tin Soldier
AC/DC, Shoot to Thrill Terri Mullholland
The Poetry Bath with Sian Thomas - Joesphine Balmer - EP 20 - (3rd June - Wildhart Week 53)
Episode 20. Josephine Balmer joins Siân to discuss the role of translation in Josephine’s work and what it means to live with ghosts.
Rachel Unthank & the Witnerset, Lull 1
Fleetwood Mac, Angel
Trish Clowes, Pfeiffer & the Whales
Van Morrison, Madame George thepathsofsurvival.co.uk/josephine-balmer
The Poetry Bath with Sian Thomas - Stephen Plaice - EP 19 - (20th May - Wildhart Week 51)
Episode 19. Stephen Plaice joins Siân to read from and discuss his Sussex-based novel The Hardham Divine.
Isla Cameron, As I Roved Out
Paul Simon, The Coast
Ursula Oppens, Paris (Meredith Monk)
Rafi Bellamy Plaice, The Little Road to Bethlehem (Michael Head) parvenupress.co.uk/news
The Poetry Bath with Sian Thomas - Lawrence Wilson 2 - EP 18 - (6th May - Wildhart Week 49)
Episode 18. Lawrence Wilson returns to read from There is so much I could say, an anthology of poems written by Wilson and Martha Gould with members of the Rare Dementia Support Research Project.
Van Morrison, Sweet Thing
The Secret Sisters, ‘Til It’s Over nationalbrainappeal.org/product/rds-poetry-book
The Poetry Bath with Sian Thomas - JC Niala - EP 17 - (8th April - Wildhart Week 45)
Episode 17. JC Niala and Siân talk about JC’s work recreating a 1918 allotment and their shared love of languages and gardening.
Bach Free Church, Isle of Lewis, Psalm 79
The Unthanks, Here’s the Tender Coming
Robyn Hitchcock, I Feel Beautiful
Trevor Moss & Hannah Low, Allotment Song jcniala.com
The Poetry Bath with Sian Thomas - Phil-Vernon - EP 16 - (25th March - Wildhart Week 43)
Episode 16. Siân talks to Phil Vernon about his work in peace-building and about the power and powerlessness of poetry.
The Reingans Sisters, Mackerel
Anna Clyne, Dance 1 (Inbal Segev & The London Philharmonic)
Paul Simon, Think Too Much (b)
Richard Strauss, Im Arbendrot (Jessye Norman & Gewandhaus Orchestra Leipzig) philvernon.net
The Poetry Bath with Sian Thomas - Katrina-Rideout - Show 15 - (11th March - Wildhart Week 41)
Episode 15. Katrina Rideout tells Siân about her love of Ashdown Forest, liminal spaces and manga novels.
Hot Club of Cowtown, I Can’t Give You Anything But Love
Kate Bush, And Dream of Sheep
Love Psychedelico, Your Song
Sugar Ray, Into Yesterday uk.linkedin.com/in/katrina-rideout-4b168a215
The Poetry Bath with Sian Thomas - Lawrence Wilson - Show 14 - (25th Feb - Wildhart Week 39)
Episode 14. Lawrence Wilson joins Siân to talk about their love of spring and read spring-themed poems.
Lady Maisery, The Sun Returns
Clara Schumann, Scherzo from Piano Trio in G Minor Op.17 (Veronica Jochum, Joseph Silverstein)
Pentangle, So Early in the Spring
Mary Black, Moon River paperswans.co.uk/5-questions-lawrence-wilson
The Poetry Bath with Sian Thomas - Patricia Robson - Show 13 -(Feb 11th - Wildhart Week 37)
Episode 13. Patricia Robson and Siân talk about poetry, storytelling and the wearing of masks.
Andreas Scholl, Vivaldi, Cum dederit delectis suis somnum
Natalie Merchant, Which side are you on?
Krakauer & Tagg, The Geyser
Thomas Parfitt, Malo, (Britten, The Turn of the Screw)
The Poetry Bath with Sian Thomas - James Adler - Show 12 - (Jan 28th - Wildhart Week 35)
Episode 12. Siân meets James Adler on Ashdown Forest to walk and talk about how we can care for our endangered heathlands.
Psychedelic Furs, Heartbreak Beat
Pentangle, Once I Had a Sweetheart
Martin Simpson, Lonesome Valley Geese
Sting, Fields of Gold ashdownforest.org
The Poetry Bath with Sian Thomas - Mark Chambers - Show 11 - (Jan 14th - Wildhart Week 33)
Episode 11. Mark Chambers tells Siân about his career in the police force and the joys and disappointments of being a police-officer poet.
Modern Lovers, Roadrunner
Groove Armada, Superstylin’ amazon.co.uk/Blue-Verse-Mark-Chambers/dp/B085DSCD61
The Poetry Bath with Sian Thomas - Sarah Miles - Show 10 - (17th Dec22 - Wildhart Week 29)
Episode 10. Sarah Miles tells Siân about her work teaching poetry to children, running Paper Swans Press and about her love of Eric Satie.
The Young Tradition, Boars Head
Anne Briggs, Fire & Wine
Lisa Ekström, Tourne, Tourne (Gabriel Yacoub)
Passenger, Whispers paperswans.co.uk
The Poetry Bath with Sian Thomas - Show 9 (Wildhart Week 26)
Episode 9. Susan Castillo Street talks about the impact of her early life in the American Deep South upon her writing and her subsequent academic and poetic career in Europe.
Robyn Hitchcock, You & Oblivion
Emmy Lou Harris, Red Dirt Girl
John Boutté, Paul Sanchez, Glen David Andres & the New Birth Brass Band, At the Foot of Canal Street
Elvis Presley, Hound Dog en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Susan_Castillo_(academic)
The Poetry Bath with Sian Thomas - Show 8 (Wildhart Week 24)
Episode 8. Julian Roup reads from his book Into the Secret Heart of Ashdown Forest and tells Siân about his early life in South Africa, how he discovered Ashdown Forest and settled in the Sussex Weald.
Emily Barker & the Red Clay Halo, If It’s All Night Long
The Fratellis, Slow
Krakauer & Tagg, November 22
Simon & Garfunkel, Bridge Over Troubled Water waterstones.com/author/julian-roup/414397
The Poetry Bath with Sian Thomas - Lawrence Wilson - Show 7 (Wildhart Week 22)
Episode 7. Siân meets Lawrence Wilson to listen to Lawrence’s work and learn about this early life in the US and his love of words, music and performance.
La Femme, It’s Time to Wake Up
Mandy Patinkin, Finishing the Hat (Sunday in the Park with George)
Kate & Anna Magariggle, Talk to me of Mendocino 1handclapping.online/post/lawrence-wilson-a-poet
The Poetry Bath with Sian Thomas - Nigel-Horn - Show 6 (Wildhart Week 20)
Episode 6. Guitarist Nigel Horn joins Siân to talk about music, poetry and their shared love of the Sussex landscape.
Nigel Horn (various pieces)
John Martyn, Go Easy youtube.com/watch?v=H19KA_10lEM
The Poetry Bath with Sian Thomas - Jess Mookherjee - Show 5 (Wildhart Week 18)
Episode 5. Jessica Mookherjee talks to Sian about her childhood in Wales, the influence of her Bengali heritage and how she became a poet.
David Bowie, The Prettiest Star
The Velvet Underground, Pale Blue Eyes
Roxy Music, Nightingale thejessicapoet.com
The Poetry Bath with Sian Thomas - Paul Matthews - Show 4 (Wildhart Week 16)
Siân meets Paul Matthews in Forest Row to listen to Paul’s work and discuss his work at Emerson College and love of Ashdown Forest and the village where he’s spent so much of his life. paulmatthewspoetry.co.uk
The Poetry Bath with Sian Thomas - Rebecca Hurst - Show 3 (Wildhart Week 14)
Siân talks to Rebecca Hurst about Rebecca’s work as a poet and librettist and the influence of music and place upon her writing. rebeccahurst.eu
The Poetry Bath with Sian Thomas - Louisa Campbell - Show 2 (Wildhart Week 10)
Louisa Campbell joins Siân to read from her work and talk about living with an auto-immune disease and poetry’s power to heal. forwardartsfoundation.org/forward-prizes-for-poetry/louisa-campbell
The Poetry Bath with Sian Thomas - Show 1 (Wildhart Week 8)
Siân meets Sarah Salway to talk about Sarah’s love of messing about with words. sarahsalway.co.uk