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Dreams and Sleep

Dreams and sleep people the poems that Roger McGough introduces this week, with works by DH Lawrence, Rose Macaulay, Norman MacCaig and others. Poets from across the centuries nudge up against each other, as they engage in a dialogue around the ways in which day dreams and deep sleep can stoke the imagination. The readers are Adjoa Andoh and Patrick Romer.

Producer: Mark Smalley.

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30 minutes

Last on

Sat 8 Feb 2014 23:30

This Week's Poems

Journey Planner
By Lorraine Mariner
From Bye for Now 
Published by The Rialto (Bridge Pamphlets No. 1)

By Edna St Vincent Millay
From Collected Poems (ed. Norma Millay)
Published by Harper Perennial 

Pleasant Sounds
By John Clare 
From Sensational: Poems Inspired by the Senses 
Published by Macmillan Children’s Books

Music’s Empire
By Andrew Marvell
From The Complete Poems
Published by Penguin

By Norman MacCaig 
From Collected Poems: New Edition
Published by Chatto & Windus 

Day Dream
By ASJ Tessimond 
From Collected Poems (trans. Jacques Prevert)
Published by Bloodaxe Books

Elizabeth Pender’s Dream of Friendship
By Alan Brownjohn 
From Alan Brownjohn: Collected Poems 1951-83
Published by Secker & Warburg 

While I was Sleeping
By Antonio Machado (trans. Willis Barnstone)
From Being Alive (ed. Neil Astley)
Published by Bloodaxe Books 

Four Corners of Sleep
By Benn Moston
From The Civilized and Other Poems
Published by Arthur H Stockwell

We Are Transmitters
By D.H. Lawrence 
From The Love Poems of D.H. Lawrence
Published by Kyle Cathie

I’d Rather Go Hedging
By Frank Mansell 
From Cotswold Ballads
Published by Richard Courtauld

When First
By Edward Thomas
From Collected Poems
Published by Faber

Selborne Hanger 
By Gilbert White 
From The Natural History & Antiquities of Selborne

To Iron-Founders and Others 
By Gordon Bottomley 
From The Oxford Book of Modern Verse 1892-1935 
Published by Oxford University Press 

Picnic July 1917
By Rose Macaulay 
From First World War Poems, chosen by Andrew Motion. 
Published by Faber & Faber


Role Contributor
PresenterRoger McGough
ReaderAdjoa Andoh
ReaderPatrick Romer
ProducerMark Smalley