A wonderful selection of introductions from Josephine Hart's Poetry Hour. It takes us on a journey of the imagination and teaches us why poetry matters
Josephine Hart (1942-2011) was the bestselling author of DAMAGE, SIN, OBLIVION and THE RECONSTRUCTIONIST. She was a Director of Haymarket Publishing and founded Gallery Poets before going on to produce a number of West End plays. As well writing novels, she was a 'poetry evangelist' and her Josephine Hart Poetry Hour at the British Library inspired two edited poetry books: CATCHING LIFE BY THE THROAT and WORDS THAT BURN. She was married to Maurice Saatchi and had two sons.