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Clive James reads Canoe by Keith Douglas

10 April 2014 Last updated at 00:16 BST

To mark the publication of an anthology of poetry entitled Poems That Make Grown Men Cry, the journalist and broadcaster Clive James reads Canoe by Keith Douglas.

James, who is also a poet, is suffering from emphysema and leukaemia.

He explained to Newsnight why the poem means so much to him.