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Poetry Please
Sunday 16:30-17:00
Saturday (rpt) 23:00-23:30
The poems you want to hear
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If you'd like to suggest a particular poem for possible inclusion in the programme, contact us - don't forget to tell us why you'd like to hear your choice...
This week
Sunday 01 October 2006
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Roger McGough
Roger McGough returns with your requests for favourite nature poems read by Andrew Sachs, Jenny Coverack and Philip Franks plus the winners of BBC Wildlife Magazine's annual Poetry Competition. 

If you would like to be a member of the audience at the Poetry Please 'live' event on Sunday 8th October, please contact The Birmingham Box Office or call 0121 303 2323
Featured poems
River Mates by Padraic Colum
From:  An Anthology of World Poetry
Publ:  Cassell and Company Ltd

The Fly by William Blake
From:  (Songs of Experience)  The Poetical Works of William Blake
Publ:  Oxford University Press

Moth by Clifford Dyment
From:  Selected Poems
Publ:  Falcon Press

Be a Butterfly by Grace Nichols
From:  Everybody Got a Gift
Publ:  A& C Black

Mafia Cats by Roger McGough
From: Bad, Bad Cats
Publ:  Viking

The Rum Tum Tugger by T.S. Eliot
From:  The Faber Book of Nonsense Verse
Publ:  faber and faber

Garden Delights by Hannah Gillingham
Winner of the Under 7 Category - BBC Wildlife Magazine Poetry

The Grey Squirrel by Humbert Wolfe
From:  The Golden Journey - Poems for Young People
Publ:  Evans Brothers Limited

A Runnable Stag by John Davidson
From:  Everyman's Book of Evergreen Verse
Publ:  Everyman

I saw a Jolly Hunter by Charles Causley
From:  Collected Poems
Publ:  MacMillan

The Horses by Ted Hughes
From:  New selected Poems 1957-1994
Publ:  faber and faber

Old Innocence by Caroline Ackroyd
From:  Toad Lichen
Publ:  The Littoral Press

Odyseuss in London by Derek Adams
Winner of BBC Wildlife Magazine Poetry Competition

Poem in October by Dylan Thomas
From:  Collected Poems 1934-1953
Publ:  Everyman

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