Imtiaz Dharker Presents The Sigh
The Sigh, BBC Radio 4 'Seriously', Monday 19 December 2016, 8pm, repeated Wednesday 21 December 2016, 11am
Half-hour radio feature on sighing presented by Imtiaz Dharker. With poetry and music.
‘Award-winning poet Imtiaz Dharker explores the history, cultural significance, physiology and psychology of sighing. She considers its role in literature, music, religion and life. … From John Clare, Keats and Imtiaz's own work, via Shakespeare to Elgar, Dido's Lament and As Time Goes By, the sigh appears across the world in poetry, fiction, art and music.’
At 15.28 Imtiaz spoke about and read an extract from her own poem 'The Last Sigh' from her 2006 collection The terrorist at my table. Imtiaz Dharker's most recent collection is Over the Moon, for which she was awarded the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry 2014.
[24 January 2017]