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24-05-08, 23:17
What Disability Means To Me is a feature that has been running this week on BBC Radio 4.

Wednesday's edition looked at depression with Gwyneth Lewis, Wales’ first National Poet, on her experience of living with depression; both the positive and the negative.

For those who may have missed it I've uploaded an edited version. I also found an interview with Gwyneth Lewis broadcast on Woman's Hour in March 2007.

Gwyneth Lewis – the first national poet of Wales, has been praised for her unflinching emotional honesty, both in her verse, and in her prose writing where she has explored life on the high seas and the ‘sunnier’ side of depression. She joins Jenni to talk about her role as Poet-in Residence at the STANZA poetry festival which is celebrating its 10th anniversary, where she'll be taking part in a panel discussion on 'Homelands and Exile'.

What Disability Means to Me is the topic we have been asking people to ponder all this week and today it is the turn of non-fiction writer and poet Gwyneth Lewis. Appointed Wales’ first National Poet in 2005 she has lived with despression most of her life, but as you will hear, she has not always thought of it as disabling.

| What Disability Means featuring Gwyneth Lewis Broadcast 21st May 2008 on BBC Radio 4:
| http://www.domesticempire.co.uk/nmp/Gwyneth-Lewis_20080521.zip (5m35s - 4.73MB - MP3)

| Hear the entire programme via the BBC's Radio Player:
| http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/youandyours/items/06/2008_21_wed.shtml

| Further details:
| http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/youandyours/
| http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/youandyours/what_disability_means.shtml

| Gwyneth Lewis on Woman's Hour in March 2007.
| http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/womanshour/03/2007_10_thu.shtml