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Roger McGough presents a selection of poetry requests to stir the senses; from the contemporary to the canonical, read by John Sessions and Catherine Cusack.

With work by Coleridge, Cavafy, Larkin and Plath, as well as less familiar names like the American Chase Twichell seeking solace in the company of trees. There's a mysterious story about an exiled aristocrat by Robert Graves, and a blast of fresh air from Vicki Feaver. There's also an evocative poem by Robert Minhinnick, where the recollection of the feeling of holding a bird in the palm of the hand provokes a powerful question.

Producer: Sarah Langan.

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30 minutes

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Sat 19 Feb 2011 23:30