Mick is a poet who writes lyrical poetry, covering a range of topics including cheese, life in general, football, nature, WW1, anti fracking, the steel industry, romance and religion. A number of his poems have been set to music by singer-songwriters and musicians. His latest booklet (containing 31 of his poems) is Poetry… Yours Sincerely Mr Neary. You might remember Mick from the poetry show I hosted during the station’s Live Music Day in July, when he performed a few of his poems live on the air.
A number of Mick’s poems have been set to music by singer-songwriters – including Baxter Rhodes and Jamie Squire – and one of those musicians (the lovely Tom Metcalfe) will be on Saturday’s show, performing his version of ‘Just Lads’.
I’ll be talking to Mick about his writing, and about poetry in general. And, of course, he and Tom will be sharing their selections for Apocalypse Books.
Tune in on Saturday at 2pm on 106.6FM (if you’re in the North Manchester area) or listen online (if you’re further afield).
Missed the show? You can catch it again here: