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Clive James: 'I'd be lost without poetry'

Writer and broadcaster Clive James, who suffers from leukaemia and emphysema, has just had a new volume of essays published, called Poetry Notebook.

In an interview with the BBC's Andrew Marr, he explains why the book means so much to him and how it is hard to have a serious literary reputation if you are on television regularly.

"In this book, I'm trying to talk about a lifetime of experience of reading and writing poetry and get back to my initial enthusiasm," he said. "I'd be lost without poetry."

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