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From the Birmingham Literature Festival

Duration:
30 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 20 October 2013

Roger McGough presents a selection of poetry requests from an audience at the Birmingham Literature Festival. the selection is drawn from the top ten most requested poems in the history of the show and includes Adelstrop by Edward Thomas, How Do I Love Thee by Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Not Waving but Drowning by Stevie Smith. The audience also tell Roger about what the requested poems mean to them.

  • This Week's Poems

     

    All poems taken from ‘Poetry Please: The Nation’s Best Loved Poems’, published by Faber

     

    The Tyger

    By William Blake

     

    The Way Through the Woods

    By Rudyard Kipling

     

    ‘How do I love thee? Let me count the ways’

    By Elizabeth Barrett Browning

     

    Fern Hill

    By Dylan Thomas

     

    Adlestrop

    By Edward Thomas

     

    The Road Not Taken

    By Robert Frost

     

    Remember

    By Christina Rossetti

     

    Digging

    By Seamus Heaney

     

    One Art

    By Elizabeth Bishop

     

    Ithaka

    By CP Cavafy

     

    Not Waving but Drowning

    By Stevie Smith

     

    Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

    By Robert Frost

     

     

     

     

     

     

Credits

Presenter
Roger McGough
Editor
James Cook
Producer
Tim Dee

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