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13/05/2007

Marking the 40th anniversary of the death of former Poet Laureate John Masefield, Roger McGough introduces requests for works with a nautical tang, including a poem by Andrew Motion about a merman once caught off the Suffolk coast at Orford Ness.

Readers are Daniel Hart, Bonnie Hurren and Iain Mitchell.

Cargoes by John Masefield
From: The Collected Poems
Publ: William Heinemann Ltd

The Unbeliever by Elizabeth Bishop
From: Complete Poems
Publ: Chatto & Windus

A Grave by Marianne Moore
From: The Faber book of Twentieth century Women's Poetry
Publ: faber and faber

The Chambered Nautilus by Oliver Wendell Holmes
From: The Norton Anthology of Poetry (Third Edition)
Publ: Norton

Sea-Fever by John Masefield
From: The Collected Poems
Publ: William Heinemann Ltd

Beauty by John Masefield
From: The Collected Poems
Publ: William Heinemann Ltd

extract from Salt Water by Andrew Motion
From: Selected Poems 1976-1997
Publ: faber and faber

There's Nobody Here But Us Chickens by Elizabeth Smart
From: Collected Poems
Publ: Paladin

The History of the Flood by John Heath-Stubbs
From: The New Oxford Book of Children's Verse
Publ: Oxford University Press

[Rptd Sat 11.30pm]

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30 minutes

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