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10/02/2013

Duration:
30 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 10 February 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.

  • 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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