‘We’ve been dreaming of flowers since we were little’—the story behind ‘Baba’ by Jody Meegan

The year is 1882 and Jody Meek’s first novel, The Last Wish, has just come out.

But in this novel, Meek had the good fortune to meet a kindred spirit, the poet John Gossett, and discover a mutual admiration for the poem.

In this episode of The Garden’s podcast, I talk with Gosset about his experience with The Last, the importance of storytelling in his work, and what it’s like to work in a publishing house.

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