The Wizard says:
I had a fiver for every person I've spoken to in the past year who has said "Marky, you ought to have that Lynn Gerrard around the Cauldron," I would now have a tidy sum in my wallet instead of holes and fresh air, so, as the second part of my poetry special, I girded my loins and got in touch with her and was delighted when she agreed to come round.
As we discussed last week during Sue Lobo's fantastic interview, after years on the fringes of the fringes (of even those fringes), poetry is making a big comeback on the scene.
Lynn writes - her new book has been well received - blogs extensively, and most excitingly, performs live poetry, which takes some proper bottle.
An extremely funny woman and a talented wordsmith, it has been a pleasure to meet her this week. I caught up with Lynn on the Wizphone backstage as she prepared for her most recent recital somewhere in the rainswept north of England - here's what she had to say.