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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.

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30 minutes

Last on

Sat 12 Jan 2013 23:30

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