Ragbag Podcast


Ep62: Fred Voss

Ep. 62

This week’s guest is the great American poet, Fred Voss, author of GoodstoneCarnegie Hall with Tin Walls, Hammers and Hearts of the GodsMaking America Strong, and most recently, Robots Have No Bones.  Fred talks to Frank about his long-term commitment to working as a machinist and writing about his experiences, documenting the lives of working people from a firsthand perspective.   


This episode features the Fred Voss poems, ‘Making America Strong’ and ‘Frank Almost Writes His First Poem About Paris,’ also available on You Tube: https://youtu.be/oJa7uCGw-O8 (with thanks to Bloodaxe Books) 



Fred’s most recent poems can be found online here: https://www.culturematters.org.uk/index.php/itemlist/user/314-fredvoss 

Also on this episode, Frank continues his sideline in illegal medical referrals, despite listeners’ objections.  An MRI machine is a great place to go and have a chill out.   


Frank’s website: www.frankburton.co.uk  

Frank’s email: fjb79@hotmail.com 


This week’s music: 

Monoculture – Cause and Consequence: https://archive.org/details/USR-019 

Theme tune: ProleteR - April Showers: https://proleter.bandcamp.com