A Mouthful of Air poetry podcast with Mark McGuinness

Your support is vital to our success

Here at A Mouthful of Air we are on a mission to connect poets and poems with listeners and readers. And we can only succeed with your help…

Support the poets

If you enjoy a poem you hear on this podcast, you can support the poet – and enrich your reading life – by buying their latest book.

Each time we feature a guest poet on the show, we provide links for you to buy the book in which the poem is published.

You can also support the poets by visiting their websites, subscribing to their mailing lists, following them on social media, and/or telling your friends about their poetry. You’ll find all the relevant links in the show notes for each episode, archived here.

Support the publishers

If you enjoy a poet’s work, the chances are their publisher has other poets you will like. So in the show notes for each episode we also link to their publisher’s website. 

You can widen your appreciation of contemporary poetry by checking out their roster of poets, subscribing to their mailing lists, and of course buying their books.

Support the podcast

We are grateful to Arts Council England for supporting A Mouthful of Air with a National Lottery Project Grant, which covers most of the costs of producing the show. We contribute our time to making it, and between us we can bring the show to you free-to-air.

If you enjoy A Mouthful of Air there are several ways you can support the show and help us achieve our mission of connecting poets and poems with listeners and readers:

Take a couple of seconds to rate the show on Apple Podcasts. You don’t need to leave a review — just scroll down on the Apple Podcasting app and swipe to rate the show (preferably 5 stars!). Because Apple is the biggest podcasting platform, this simple act is one of the most helpful things you can do to promote the show.

Take a few minutes to review the show on Apple Podcasts. If you have the time, a brief review would be even more helpful than a rating. If you’re not sure what to say, maybe mention a recent poem that you particularly enjoyed.

Share the show with your friends and followers. If you enjoy a poem, send it to a friend. You can also follow the podcast on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook and easily share the latest episodes with your followers.

Buy books via the links on this site. Links to books on Bookshop.org and Amazon are affiliate links – this means that each time you click the link and buy, we receive a percentage of the book sale, which will help to support the production costs of the show.

Join the mailing list. This is one of our most important communication channels, and helps us grow the audience of the show for the long term. To get every episode (audio + full transcript) sent to you via email, sign up here.

Any (or all) of these will be very much appreciated. Thank you!


Listen to the show

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