(Snippets of conversation with Mouthy Poets and writers Caroline Bird & Roger Robinson at Arvon Totleigh Barton, Tuesday 8th December 2015.)

Caroline – If a story isn’t funny, then it doesn’t feel real. If we feel something is really horrific then we will lean back and don’t invest, but if you can make the audience lean in then you can really punch them in the face. If you hold something horrific it is often too much for people so it is often about finding different ways to pull them in and then pack the hardest punch.