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Poets reading other poets

Roger McGough presents a selection of poetry requests. This week; poets reading other poets' work, including Maya Angelou reading Shakespeare and Alice Oswald reading Milton. Also featuring Christopher Logue's rendition of Neruda's work with jazz accompaniment, and translations of Rilke and Machado by Don Paterson.

Producer: Sarah Langan.

30 minutes

Last on

Sat 8 Jun 2013 23:30

This Week's Poems

The Glory of the Day Was in her Face

By James Weldon Johnson

From Caroling Dusk; an Anthology of Verse by Negro Poets

Published by Harper and Brothers


The Wind Tapped Like a Tired Man

by Emily Dickinson

From The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson

Published by Faber


Tonight I Write Sadly

by Pablo Neruda

From a version by Christopher Logue with the Tony Kinsey Quintet

Taken from  the CD ‘Red Bird’

Label: Parlophone

GEP 8765


The Lover Showeth How He is Foresaken of Such as He Sometime Enjoyed

by Sir Thomas Wyatt  

From 100 Poems by 100 Poets ; an Anthology

Published by Grove Press 


Lux My Faire Falcon

By Sir Thomas Wyatt      

From The Oxford Book of Friendship

Published by Oxford University Press


Extract from Book Seven of Paradise Lost

By John Milton     

Published by Penguin Classics



By James Wright

From Contemporary American Poetry

Published by Penguin


When In Disgrace With Fortune

By William Shakespeare

From Shakespeare’s Sonnets

Published by Duckworth Overlook



By Antonio Machado,  translated by Don Paterson

From The Eyes – A Version of Antonio Machado

Published by Faber


Touch Me

By Stanley Kunitz

From Being Alive

Published by Bloodaxe


Dover Beach

By Matthew Arnold

From 100 Poems by 100 Poets ; an Anthology

Published by Grove Press 



By Rilke, translated by Don Paterson

From Orpheus – after Rilke’s Die Sonette an Orpheus

Published by Faber