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The Essay, A Laureate's Life Episode guide

  1. Jack Hirschman

    5/5 San Francisco street poet Jack Hirschman reflects on his time as the city's laureate.

    First broadcast: 01 May 2009

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  2. Gillian Clarke

    4/5 Gillian Clarke on being the first poet writing in English to be laureate of Wales.

    First broadcast: 30 Apr 2009

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  3. Keorapetse Kgositsile

    3/5 Keorapetse Kgositsile discusses the role of poet laureate in South Africa.

    First broadcast: 29 Apr 2009

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  4. Michele Leggott

    2/5 Poet Michele Leggott recalls her first year as New Zealand's laureate.

    First broadcast: 28 Apr 2009

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  5. Charles Simic

    1/5 Poet Charles Simic, a former American laureate, reveals how he came to love the job.

    First broadcast: 27 Apr 2009

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