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10/02/2013

Poetry marking the winter of 1963, the long season of snow and cold during which the poet Sylvia Plath died. Listeners' requests for her work include Morning Song, Balloons and Wuthering Heights. The readers are Fenella Woolgar and Paul Mundell, with readings of their own work by poets Paul Farley, Eavan Boland, Jacob Polley and MR Peacocke.
Producer Christine Hall.

30 minutes

Last on

Sat 16 Feb 2013 23:30

This Week's Poems

White Bird Featherless (riddle)

Anon

 

11th February 1963

By  Paul Farley

From:  The Ice Age

Published by Picador

 

Balloons

By Sylvia Plath

From: Sylvia Plath, Collected Poems

Published by Faber

 

Morning song

By Sylvia Plath

From: Sylvia Plath, Collected Poems

Published by Faber

 

Night Feed 

By Eavan Boland

From: Eavan Boland, New Collected Poems

Published by Carcanet

 

London Snow

By Robert Bridges

From: Robert Bridges’ Poetical Works

Published by OUP

 

Wuthering Heights

By Sylvia Plath

From: Sylvia Plath, Collected Poems

Published by Faber

 

Sympathy

By Emily Brontë

From:  Selected Brontë Poems

Published by Basil Blackwell

 

Shall Earth no more inspire thee

By Emily Brontë

From:  Selected Brontë Poems

Published by Basil Blackwell

 

Snow

By Jacob Polley

From: The Brink

Published by Picador Poetry

 

Robert Frost

By Mervyn Peake

From:  Mervyn Peake : Selected Poems

Published by Faber

 

Poem for a Goodbye

By Norman MacCaig

From:  Norman MacCaig : Collected Poems

Published by Chatto & Windus

 

Explicit Snow

By Norman MacCaig

From:  Norman MacCaig : Collected Poems

Published by Chatto & Windus

 

Crossing the Water

By Sylvia Plath

From: Sylvia Plath, Collected Poems

Published by Faber

 

Winter Solstice

By Meg Peacocke

From:  In Praise of Aunts

Published by Peterloo

 

She tells her love while half asleep 

By Robert Graves

From:  The Faber Book of Twentieth Century Verse

Published by Faber

 

After great pain, a formal feeling comes

By Emily Dickinson

From:  The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson

Published by Faber

 

Some, too fragile for winter winds

By Emily Dickinson

From:  The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson

Published by Faber

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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