Rob West reads from his new poetry book & joins Stewart Pink for a “poem-off”

Ahead of Thursday’s Drive I was joined by fellow Phoenix FM presenter and fellow poet, Rob West. As well as co-presenting Phoenix FM’s Arts Programme Rob has found time during the pandemic to gather together a lifetime collection of his poems and publish them all alongside the story behind each one. Words, Words, Words features poems Rob has written in recent times as well as a few childhood gems that even won house points in school! We talked about his experience bringing together a lifetime collection of his poetry, what it was like revisiting some old ones, the memories they brought back and we even had a go at a new poetry podcast exclusive – a poem off!

For the full interview click play in the box below.

For the full “poem off” featured in this week’s edition of Stewart’s Poetry Podcast click play in the box below.

Rob’s terrific poetry book is available via the publishers xlibris, via Amazon (also available on Kindle), and you can get it via various other online book retailers. People can also contact Rob directly via to buy a copy.

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