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Sat 4 Aug 2012 23:30 BBC Radio 4

30 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 29 July 2012

Poetry 2012 - the Power of the Poem

In celebration of London 2012, the BBC and The Scottish Poetry library have created Poetry 2012, a wonderfully ambitious and inspiring collaboration, taking a poem from each country competing in this year's Olympics and asking someone from each nation now living in the UK to read and reflect.

In this programme, Jamaican poet Kei Miller and Robyn Marsack, Director of the Scottish Poetry library, explore the recurring themes of family, loss, love, and landscape, bringing together some of the most memorable poems and readers from Poetry 2012, who were profoundly moved and affected by the experience, and they share just how impactful and poignant reading the poem was and the unexpected emotional journey it sent them on.


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