In season three, episode one, I catch up with poet, senior lecturer in creative writing at Exeter University, and community arts project leader John Wedgewood Clarke. John grew up in West Penwith and reflects on the diverse and complex cultural landscape of his childhood, from the artist’s of St. Ives to the mines of Camborne and how the human has imprinted upon the natural. We discuss how nature has influenced his work, how he found poetry and why he writes.

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