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Story Poems 1

Roger McGough introduces some story poems including work by Roy Fisher, Emily Dickinson and Lawrence Ferlinghetti. Readers: John Mackay, Niamh Cusack, Anton Lesser and Kenneth Cranham. Producer: Tim Dee.

Release date:

30 minutes

Last on

Sat 14 Sep 2013 23:30

This Week's Poems

 All taken from ‘NOT TO SPEAK OF THE DOG: 101 Short Stories in Verse

Published by Faber

 

Leda and the Swan

By WB Yeats

 

Tithonus

By Lord Alfred Tennyson

 

Orpheus in Soho

By Rosemary Tonks

 

The Entertainment of War

By Roy Fisher

 

As the Team’s Head-Brass

By Edward Thomas

 

Napoleon 

By Walter de la Mare

 

Ozymandias

By Percy Bysshe Shelley

 

Marvin Gaye

By Michael Hofmann

 

Because I could not stop for death

By Emily Dickinson

 

At the Florists

By Jacques Prevert

Translated by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

 

Nutting

By William Wordsworth

Credits

Role Contributor
PresenterRoger McGough
ReaderJohn MacKay
ReaderNiamh Cusack
ReaderAnton Lesser
ReaderKenneth Cranham
ProducerTim Dee

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