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30 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 06 January 2013

Roger McGough presents requests for a range of playful poems that have a musical and satirical theme by WH Auden, Wallace Stevens, Anne Sexton and others. The readers are Patrick Romer, Kate Littlewood and Alun Raglan.
Producer: Mark Smalley.

  • This Week's Poems

    The Village Choir 
    By Anon
    From The Faber Book of Parodies
    Publisher: Faber and Faber


    By Doug Macleod
    From The Kingfisher Book of Comic Verse
    Publisher: Kingfisher Books Ltd


    A Tocatta of Galuppi’s  
    By Robert Browning
    From A Centenary Selection From Robert Browning’s Poetry
    Publisher: The Browning Institute and Constable


    Extract from The Song of Hiawatha
    By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    From The Complete Poetical Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    Publisher: Houghton Mifflin


    Hiawatha’s Photographing 
    By Lewis Carroll
    From A Century of Humorous Verse 1850-1950
    Publisher: JM Dent and Sons


    Extract from Lyrics from the Chinese  
    By Anon
    Translated by Helen Waddell
    From Lyrics From the Chinese
    Publisher: Houghton Mifflin


    By Anon
    From Rhythm Road; Poems to Move To
    Publisher: Lothrop, Lee and Shepard


    All Souls’ Night   
    By W B Yeats
    From W B Yeats – The Major Works
    Publisher: Oxford University Press


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