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Fire and Water

Roger McGough is in his element, presenting requests for poems that evoke fire and water. We'll hear Alice Oswald reading extracts from her river poem, 'Dart'. Dylan Thomas, Pablo Neruda and TS Eliot will also feature. Among the readers are Jenny Coverack and Alun Raglan.

Producer: Mark Smalley.

Release date:

30 minutes

Last on

Sat 7 Jun 2014 23:30

This Week's Poems

Beck

By Norman Nicholson

From Selected Poems 1940-1982

Published by Faber & Faber

 

A Refusal to Mourn the Death, by Fire, of a Child in London

By Dylan Thomas

From Collected Poems 1934-1953

Published by Everyman

 

Rain

By Edward Thomas

From The Collected Poems and War Diary, 1917

Published by Faber & Faber

 

The Memory of Water

By Fiona Hamilton

Unpublished

 

Elements of Healing

By Rose Flint

Published in Resurgence Magazine, Jan/Feb 2009

 

Dart

By Alice Oswald

From Dart

Published by Faber & Faber

 

Introduction to Four Elements

By Anne Bradstreet

 

Extract from Four Elements – Fire

By Anne Bradstreet

 

Horses

By Pablo Neruda (Translated by Stephen Mitchell)

From Being Alive

Published by Bloodaxe

 

The Four Angels

By Rudyard Kipling

From The Definitive Edition of Rudyard Kipling’s Verse

Published by Hodder and Stoughton

 

Extract from Four Elements – Fire

By Anne Bradstreet

 

Sonnet 44

By William Shakespeare

From The Complete Sonnets and Poems

Published by Oxford UP

 

Sonnet  45          

By William Shakespeare

From The Complete Sonnets and Poems

Published by Oxford UP

 

Marina

By TS Eliot

From The Faber Book of Modern Verse

Published by Faber

Credits

Role Contributor
PresenterRoger McGough
ReaderJenny Coverack
ReaderAlun Raglan
ProducerMark Smalley