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Poetry has kept going for at least 3,000 years – what is its appeal?
And what poem would you take to a desert island? Or into your apartment in a locked-down city in Europe as the police patrol the streets?

Three poets discuss what poetry does in today’s whirling world –what it means to them and their readers.

Louise Wallace was Burns Fellow last year and has founded an on-line journal for young writers at Her latest book of poems is Enough. Kate Camp is well-known for Kate’s Klassics on Kim Hill’s Saturday radio show; her most recent book is Snow White’s Coffin. Greg O’Brien is a poet, commentator and illustrator and recently published Whale Years.