Frank Skinner to launch a poetry podcast | ‘I will be like Coleridge’s Ancient Mariner’ ‘I will be like Coleridge’s Ancient Mariner’
Frank Skinner is to launch a new podcast all about poetry.
In the new show, to launch on Monday, the comic will ‘share and dissect the best verses of familiar and lesser-known poets… both contemporary and classic.’
He said: ‘I plan to talk about poems the way I talk about football. I’m passionate about both and believe there is a real space for something that brings listeners on board a literary journey stepping stone to stepping stone, never stranded behind.
‘I’ll be like that guy who sits at an adjoining table in the bar at Euston Station, leaning across to tell you something amazing before leaving to get his train.
‘It will be direct, urgent, personal, funny and passionate with me holding the listener’s forearm until I’ve said my piece. I will be like Coleridge’s Ancient Mariner, stopping the passing wedding guest, telling his arresting tale, of albatross slaughter and HR unrest, and then disappearing into the night.’