‘I borrowed a book from the library called The Apeman Cometh thinking it was a joke book, and it was fun, I laughed all way through it, but then I looked at the back and it said it was a poetry book… and I thought, crack it!’
Gary Boswell left his job in bank to study art at Lancaster University. As a poet, he has been featured by the BBC and collaborated with artists from several disciplines. Want to hear his Scottish accent when reading one of his most recent poems to the TWL?
What can you find in this interview?
-Leaving your day-job to pursue your dreams.
-Collaborating with other artists.
-Being a writer-in-residence.
-How to read your work in front of an audience.
-Finding an editor.
– The Battle of the Trousers (poem).
Do you want to know more about Gary Boswell?
-Check out his more recent work, a collaboration with the painter Hideyuki Sobue to celebrate the 200th aniversary of Wordsworth’s daffodile poem.
-Check out this original recording of another of his poems, Ducks don’t shop in Sansbury’s.
Don’t forget to check our next interview on Sunday 7th of February in 87.7 Bailrigg FM at 6pm with the writer on a boat Sarah Jasmon!