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Show #135 Tim Wells

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Poet Tim Wells is the founding editor of the poetry magazine ‘Rising’. He has performed his work widely and has worked as guest poet on Radio London and with ‘Tighten Up’, the East London reggae sound system. His books include Keep the Faith, Rougher Yet, and Boys’ Night Out in the Afternoon, which was shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best First Collection.

We talk about Anti Fascism, the gentrification of London, the art of spoken word, the working class and the influence of ska music on British culture as it emerged.

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