Friday, May 30, 2008

Interview on Radio Wildire - coming up on Monday 2nd June

Radio Wildfire - this Monday, June 2nd

A Message from Radio Wildfire:

It's the middle of the year, midsummer is on the doorstep, and the UK so wet that only a digital Wildfire can rage across the land. And that is just what will happen on Monday 2nd June when Radio Wildfire's live June transmission takes place. This month we're pleased to welcome into the studio the current Warwick Poet Laureate, the irrepressible Jane Holland; bringing summer warmth to the frets will be Wolverhampton based guitarist and singer songwriter Chris Rowley; and, carrying his sunny demeanour to the mike, spoken word DJ Derrick D. Plus, we've got some spoken word and music from cd that we'll guarantee that you've never heard before.

Jane Holland has been a professional snooker player, a literary magazine editor, a novelist and is now Warwick Poet Laureate. Her first novel, Kissing the Pink, was published by Sceptre in 1999, her poetry collection, 'Boudicca & Co.', was published by Salt in 2006, and her next book of poems, Camper Van Blues, is due out in October 2008. With interests which include astrology and American pool, Jane is always bursting with life and good humour – and excellent poetry.

Guitarist and songwriter Chris Rowley's latest cd features collaborations with those well known lyricists Shakespeare and Tennyson, but with them both being otherwise engaged he'll be alone in the studio talking about his songwriting and playing live.

And finally, needing little introduction to Radio Wildfire audiences is, Derrick D. A DJ with a weekly FM programme concentrating on spoken word which he presents alongside a genre-defying musical selection he'll be joining us in the studio with a few select words of his own.

Plus, as always, there'll be an eclectic mix of spoken word and music, comedy, storytelling, poetry, song and aural art, taken from cd and from our own expanding archive. So start celebrating midsummer early by taking your laptop into the garden and getting into festival mood by listening to us in the rain, or just turn on your computer and listen in comfort. Whichever you choose -

Join us: Monday 2nd June 8.00-10.00 pm UK time at

Light Verse, Hot Gossip and Tongues of Flame … at And to keep your interest smouldering between live shows there's the constant transmission we call The Loop. Listen in 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at – here to wildfire your imagination.

Radio Wildfire is an independent online radio station which blends spoken word, poetry, performance literature, comedy, storytelling, short stories and more with a novel selection of word/music fusion and an eclectic mix of musical styles. broadcasts live 8.00-10.00pm on the first Monday of every month.

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