Songs from Gypsies, Travelers, Roma
RE: Songs from Gypsies, Travelers, Roma
10 Feb 22
Thursday 10 February BBC Radio 4 4pm Poetry Please
Growing up with a grandfather who wore gold sovereign rings and took her to the Appleby Horse Fair Jo Clement absorbed the Romany traditions he showed her. Her poetry addresses life for a marginalised people from the Traveller girls used for a fashion shoot to the gatherings and customs of Gypsy people.
Jo is Editor of Butcher's Dog Poetry Magazine and her first collection of poems Outlandish is published this year by Bloodaxe. Among her choices of poetry requests are John Clare's To The Snipe, Preface from Swims by Elizabeth Jane Burnett and Nightingales by fellow Romany poet David Morley.
It finished with Queen Caroline Hughes singing Sheep Crook and Black Dog.