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16/02/2014

Duration:
30 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 16 February 2014

Roger McGough presents a selection of listeners poetry requests, from Lewis Carroll to Billy Collins via Kipling and Rossetti. There's also a close look at the poetry of Raymond Carver. With readers Harriet Walter and Guy Paul.

  • This Week's Poems

    If

    By Rudyard Kipling

    From Rudyard Kipling Verse: Definitive Edition

    Published by Hodder & Stoughton

     

    What the Doctor Said

    By Raymond Carver

    From A New Path to the Waterfall

    Published by Harvill (Harper Collins)

     

    Forgetfulness

    By Billy Collins

    From Staying Alive: Real Poems for Unreal Times

    Published by Bloodaxe Books

     

    Late Fragment

    By Raymond Carver

    From A New Path to the Waterfall

    Published by Harvill (Harper Collins)

     

    Prosser

    By Raymond Carver

    From Fires

    Published by Picador

     

    The Big Parade

    By Stephen Knight

    From Dream City Cinema

    Published by Bloodaxe Books

     

    His Bathrobe Pocket Stuffed with Notes

    By Raymond Carver

    From A New Path to the Waterfall

    Published by Harvill (Harper Collins)

     

    A Birthday

    By Christina Rossetti

    From Selected Poems

    Published by Penguin

     

    Foreign Lands

    By Robert Louis Stevenson

    From Selected Poems

    Published by Penguin

     

    The Walrus and the Carpenter

    By Lewis Carroll

    From The Puffin Book of Nonsense Verse

    Published by Puffin

     

    Gunga Din

    By Rudyard Kipling

    From Rudyard Kipling Verse: Definitive Edition

    Published by Hodder & Stoughton

     

Credits

Presenter
Roger McGough
Reader
Harriet Walter
Reader
Guy Paul

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