Three podcasts focusing on poems from The Navigators. The podcasts were recorded in Flamborough (East Yorkshire), Denaby Ings (South Yorkshire) and Hillsborough (Sheffield) between September 2012 and April 2017. Click on the orange ‘Play’ buttons to listen to each podcast.

Trig Points: The Hearth

Matthew Clegg reads eight poems from the first section of The Navigators. Poems: ‘Redbreast’, ‘The Host’, ‘Shoal’, ‘The Lake in the Trees’, ‘Under Orion, Midsummer’, ‘Two Fugitives’, ‘Punch’, ‘The Grate’. Recorded in Sheffield, 5 April 2017. Recorded and edited by Brian Lewis.

Drift #1: Denaby Ings 

Matthew Clegg reads five poems from the second section of The Navigators in a bird hide on the edge of Denaby Ings nature reserve, South Yorkshire, 18 August 2015. Poems: ‘Brigand’, ‘Mexborough, Water-Fronted Properties Released’, ‘ANGLERS REQUIRE PERMITS’, ‘The Tang’, ‘When They Next Make You Redundant’. Recorded and edited by Brian Lewis. Click here to read Lewis’s account of the visit to Denaby Ings.

Cave Time and Sea Changes

Matthew Clegg reads and comments on a sequence of twelve poems from the third section of The Navigators. Recorded in a sea cave at the North Landing, Flamborough Head, East Yorkshire, 19 September 2012. Recorded, edited and sequenced by Brian Lewis. Photography by Karl Hurst.