Poet Rebecca Goss on Woman's Hour

Update: Since Rebecca’s appearance on Woman’s Hour yesterday (August 15, 2013) this post from 2009 has been getting a lot of traffic. If you want to know more about her, visit her website, or take a look at our collaboration, The Jupiter Project. You can follow Rebecca on Twitter: @gosspoems

From 2009: Liverpool poet Rebecca Goss, whose work I admire, is to be interviewed on Woman’s Hour on Friday this week helping to raise awareness of congenital heart disease. She writes:

To mark the start of Children’s Heart Week which begins on Saturday, I will be on Woman’s Hour this Friday, May 8th, BBC Radio 4 at 10am.

I’m hoping to raise awareness of congenital heart disease by reading some of the poems I’ve written about my daughter Ella. Ella was born with a severe heart defect in 2007 and I’ll be talking about her short but incredible life.

There will be a Children’s Heart Federation appeal on Radio 4, on Sunday May 10th: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00k7qy8

Thank you for listening if you can.

A number of my Ella poems are available to read in the latest issue of Shadowtrain magazine.


Children’s Heart Federation

1 in every 133 children is born with a heart defect. Our vision is of a society in which all children with congenital heart disease can live life to the full because their medical, educational and social needs have been met. Charity Registration No 1120557 http://www.childrens-heart-fed.org.uk/

The programme will be available for on ‘listen again’ for seven days from Friday and as a podcast.

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One Comment on “Poet Rebecca Goss on Woman's Hour”

  1. Emmah says:

    Dear Rebecca, I was looking for you online, a little while ago, as I have been doing regularly, to no avail for the past 9 or so years.
    I came upon the link to your raising awareness of congenital heart disease.

    Excellent interview.

    Bloody hell!
    I wish I could have met Ella. I would have liked to have been there for you.
    I still am,
    love Emmah