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In the lead up to Valentine's Day, Roger McGough introduces listeners' requests for poems on the subject of love. Burt Caesar, Mark Meadows and Adjoa Andoh read poems by Carol Ann Duffy, Sophie Hannah and WH Auden.

Hour by Carol Ann Duffy
From: Rapture
Published by Picador

The Parting by Michael Drayton
From: The Oxford Book of English Verse ed. Quiller-Couch
Published by Oxford University Press

Don’t Say I Said by Sophie Hannah
From: Pessimism for Beginners
Published by Carcanet

Tell Me The Truth About Love by WH Auden
From: WH Auden, Collected Shorter Poems 1927-1957
Published by Faber & Faber

Valentine by John Fuller
From: Collected Poems, John Fuller
Published by Chatto & Windus

For My Lover, Returning to His Wife by Anne Sexton
From: The Chatto Book of Love Poetry
Published by Chatto & Windus

Love in the Launderette by Roger McGough
From: Selected Poems, Roger McGough
Published by Penguin

For Margot Heinemann by John Cornford
From: The Oxford Book of War Poetry
Published by Oxford University Press

And You, Helen by Edward Thomas
From: Edward Thomas, Collected Poems
Published by Faber & Faber

How Do I Love Thee? by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
From: The New Faber Book of Love Poems
Published by Faber & Faber

First Meeting by ASJ Tessimond
From: Morning Meeting
Published Autolycus

Amo Ergo Sum by Kathleen Raine
From: The Collected Poems of Kathleen Raine
Published by Golgonooza Press

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30 minutes

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Sat 14 Feb 2009 23:30