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Me, My Shelf and I

Clare Jones presents a show exploring the world of books and literature, going under cover in the lives of the books we love. Me, My Shelf, and I airs Tuesday morning at 10.00 and replays Sunday afternoon at 2.00 Show Less

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Me, My Shelf and I - Collage - Featuring Eric Carle - Apr 16 19
This week's episode explores the use of collage in books in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Eric Carle's book The Very Hungry Caterpillar. It features a poem from Vincent O’Sullivan, birthday celebrations for Charlotte Bronte and John Muir, a reading of "Te Anuhe Tino Hiakai" (The Very Hungry Caterpillar in Te Reo Maori) and a song from Men in Drag.
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Me, My Shelf and I - Bone Folder - Featuring Justin Wymer (Part 2) - Apr 09 19
This week's episode explores the ins and outs of bone folders in book arts. It features a poem from Marianne Moore, birthday celebrations for Keri Hulme and Joseph Pulitzer, the second installment of a two-part interview with poet Justin Wymer, and a song by Josh Ritter.
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Me, My Shelf and I - Deeds - Featuring Justin Wymer (Part 1) - Apr 02 19
This week explores words and deeds. It features birthday celebrations for P. D. James, Maya Angelou and Emile Zola, the first part of a two-part interview with poet Justin Wymer, and a song from "Out of the Blue."
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Me, My Shelf and I - Vernacularity - Featuring William Faulkner's Nobel Prize Speech - Mar 26 19
This week's episode explores vernacular languages. It features a poem by Wislawa Szymborska, birthday celebrations for Frank Sargeson and Margaret Mahy, the 1950 Nobel Prize Speech given by William Faulkner, and a song from the Disney film, Cinderella.
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Me, My Shelf and I -Seals - Featuring Douglas Adams - Mar 12 19
This week's episode explores the literary life of the wax seal. It features poems from Yehuda Amichai and Lewis Carroll, birthday celebrations for Jack Kerouac, Torquato Tasso and Sir Hugh Walpole, an 'in memoriam' interview between Douglas Adams and David Letterman, and a song from Barenaked Ladies.
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Me, My Shelf and I - Parchment - Featuring Jules Renard (Part 1) - Feb 05 19
This week's episode explores the world of parchment. It features a poems from Joanna Klink, birthday celebrations for Kate Chopin and Fleur Adcock, and a song from the Disney film The Sword in the Stone. It includes the first installment of the February Fauna Series: a nature story by the French writer Jules Renard.
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Me, My Shelf and I - International Women's Day - Featuring Helen Mirren - Mar 05 19
In celebration of International Women's Day, this week's episode features a folktale read by Dame Helen Mirren and a song by Kermit the Frog and Ladysmith Black Mambazo
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Me, My Shelf and I - Generations - Featuring Jules Renard (Part 4) - Feb 26 19
This week's programme discusses generations of readers, writers and story tellers. It features a poem from Fleur Adcock, birthday celebrations for N. Scott Momaday and John Steinbeck, and a song by The Punch Brothers.
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Me, My Shelf and I - Cornucopia - Featuring Jules Renard (Part 3) - Feb 19 19
This week's programme explores the symbol of the plenty named "cornucopia." It features a poem by Mary Cornish, birthday celebrations for Edna St. Vincent Millay and Edward Gorey and a song from the film "The Chorus."
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Me, My Shelf and I - Valentine's Day - Featuring Jules Renard (Part 2) - Feb 12 19
This week's episode celebrates Valentine's Day. It features poems by Labhshankar Thacker, birthday celebrations for Toni Morrison and Audre Lorde, and a tune sung by Ella Fitzgerald.
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Me, My Shelf and I - Letters - Featuring Diana Athill - Jan 29 19
This week's episode explores written letters in memoriam for the legendary editor and writer Diana Athill. It features a poem by Billy Collins, birthday celebrations for Virginia Woolf and James Joyce, and a song from Bobby Darin.
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Me, My Shelf and I - Mountains - Featuring Rosemary Wells - Jan 22 19
This week's episode explores the theme of mountains. It features poems from W. H. Auden and Li Po, birthday celebrations for Mary Mapes Dodge and Rosemary Wells, and a song by Tired Pony.
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Me, My Shelf and I - The Bumblebee - Featuring James P. Lenfestey - Jan 15 19
This episode is buzzing with the 'buzz, buzz, buzz' of the literary bumblebee. It features a poem from Shakespeare's 'The Tempest,' celebrations of the birthdays of Hugh Lofting, Ernest Gaines and A. A. Milne, and an interview with James P. Lenfestey and some music from Tufts Beelzebubs.
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Me, My Shelf and I - Secret Gardens - Featuring Gerri Kimber - Jan 08 19
This episode explores secret gardens in honor of the memory of Katherine Mansfield and includes an interview with Gerri Kimber, the current chair of the Katherine Mansfield Society.
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Me, My Shelf and I - Music and Metaphor - Featuring Katherine Do Rosario - Jan 01 19
This episode celebrates the beginning of 2019 with music and metaphor. It features birthday celebrations for J. R. R. Tolkein, Lynn Cherry and Carl Sandburg and includes an interview with lyricist Katherine Do Rosario and some music from The Temptations and Tiny Ruins.
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Me, My Shelf and I - Stars - Featuring Kevin Moran - Dec 25 18
This episode explores the literature of stars. It features poems from Gerard Manley Hopkins and birthday celebrations for the artist Henri Matisse, composer Orlando Gibbon, and scientist Sir Isaac Newton. It includes an interview with poet Kevin Moran (author of ‘Water Protectors: The Story of the Campaign to Save Te Waikoropupū Springs in poetry and images") and some music from Neil Adam and Judy Turner.
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Me, My Shelf and I - Bark - Featuring Paul Bensemann - Dec 18 18
This episode explores the bark of ancient fairy tales and the tapa of the contemporary Pacific world. It features a poem by Wang Wei, birthday celebrations for Guiseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa and Matthew Arnold, an interview with Paul Bensemann, author of Fight for the Forests (a new book published by Nelson's own Potton and Burton), and a song from Death Cab for Cutie.
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Me, My Shelf and I - Voices and Vibrations - Featuring Mark Raffills - Dec 11 18
This week’s episode explores voices and vibrations. It features poems by Seamus Heaney and Don Paterson and birthday celebrations for Jane Austen, Shirley Jackson, and Michael King. It includes an interview with poet Mark Raffills and songs by Cat Stevens and the Beach Boys.
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Me, My Shelf and I - Envelopes - Featuring Lydia Wevers - Dec 04 18
This week's programme explores the world of envelopes in honor of the memory of Emily Dickinson, whose birthday we celebrate this week along with Hildegaard of Bingen's. It features a poem by Sarah Murphy and includes an interview with Dr. Lydia Wevers, author of "Country of Writing," and music from the Anonymous 4.
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Me, My Shelf and I - The Cuckoo - Featuring Nick Davies - Nov 27 18
This week we explore the literary life of the cuckoo. Featuring poems from William Wordsworth and birthday celebrations for William Blake, Dard Hunter, and Madeleine L’Engle. Includes an interview with writer and ornithologist Nick Davies, author of "Cuckoo: Cheating By Nature," and an English round from the thirteenth century.
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Me, My Shelf and I - Bookhands - Featuring Sherryl Jordan - Nov 20 18
This week's programme explores bookhands (formal styles of handwriting used before the invention of printing) and features a poem by Olav H. Hauge and birthday celebrations for George Eliot and Frances Hogdson Burnett. It includes an interview with New Zealand author Sherryl Jordan about her novel "Anger of Angels" and some music from Pentangle.
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Me, My Shelf and I - Islands - Featuring Neil Adam and Judy Turner - Nov 13 18
This week's programme explores the islands of literature, especially Treasure Island, in honor of Robert Louis Stevenson. It features a poem from Langston Hughes and birthday celebrations for Margaret Atwood and Chinua Achebe and includes an interview with musical duo Neil Adam and Judy Turner, who have spent the past two decades setting the poetry of Robert Louis Stevenson to music.
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Me, My Shelf and I - Dye - Featuring Liz Constable (Part 2) - Nov 06 18
This week explores the importance and resonance of dye in books and book history. Featuring poems from Edmund Waller and birthday celebrations for Albert Camus and Stephen Greenblatt. Includes the second part of a two-part interview with bookmaker Liz Constable, author of DIY Notebooks Made Easy, and some music from Duke’s Men of Yale.
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Me, My Shelf and I - Ghosts - Featuring Liz Constable (Part 1) - Oct 30 18
This week explores the ghosts of literature and handmade books in celebration of Halloween. Featuring poems from Carl Sandburg and John Keats, the first part of a two-part interview with bookmaker Liz Constable, and some music from the film Ghostbusters. 
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Me, My Shelf and I - Time - Featuring Stella Chrysostomou (Part 2) - Oct 23 18
This week we’re time-traveling through the world of books with poems from Brenda Shaughnessy, celebrations for the birthdays of two poets: Dylan Thomas and Sylvia Plath, and the second part of a two-part interview with bookseller Stella Chrysostomou of Volume Books.
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