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12/05/2013

Roger McGough presents a wide selection of poetry requests. This week - fresh renditions of classic as well as contemporary poems, as some of the choices will be recited by teenagers taking part in the national Poetry by Heart competition finals. A Poetry Archive initiative, Andrew Motion has described the competition as "A way for 14- to 18-year olds to have serious fun while they extend their reading, deepen their powers of appreciation, and memorise beautiful and intriguing poems which will enrich their lives for ever."
Poems include Love From a Foreign City by Lavinia Greenlaw, a fantastic rendition of Welsh Incident by Robert Graves and a not to be missed recitation in Middle English from Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.

Producer: Sarah Langan.

30 minutes

Last on

Sat 18 May 2013 23:30

Poetry by Heart Finalists at The National Portrait Gallery

Poetry by Heart Finalists at The National Portrait Gallery

The final round of recitations at the Poetry by Heart event

The final round of recitations at the Poetry by Heart event

The Winner of Poetry by Heart; Kaiti Soultana

The Winner of Poetry by Heart; Kaiti Soultana

This week's poems

This week's poems were recited by heart by just some of the finalists at the Poetry By Heart event

 

Love from a Foreign City by Lavinia Greenlaw, recited by Whitney Muraldo

From: Love from a Foreign City

Publ: Slow Dancer Press

 

You are Old, Father William by Lewis Carroll, recited by Aouda Tesnime Ketrouci.

From: The Oxford Book of Children’s Verse

Publ: Oxford

 

Welsh Incident by Robert Graves, recited by Dafydd Shalders.

From: The Oxford Book of English Verse

Publ: Oxford

 

 

Snake/ A narrow fellow by Emily Dickinson, recited by Esther Simisola Sule.

From: The Oxford Book of American Verse

Publ: Oxford

 

Extract from Paradise Lost by John Milton, recited by Ben Walker.

From: The Complete Poetry of John Milton

Publ: Doubleday

 

Extract from Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, recited by Kaiti Soultana

Publ: Oxford

 

Out Out by Robert Frost, recited by Maddy Bulliment

From: The Oxford Book of American Poetry

Publ: Oxford

 

Extract from Ode to a Nightingale by John Keats, recited by Hazel Mayall

From:  The New Penguin Book of English Verse

Publ: Penguin

 

Ozymandias by Percy Shelley, recited by Georgia Harvey.

From: The Rattle Bag Anthology

Publ: faber and faber

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