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POETRY PLEASE
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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...
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Sunday 08 October 2006
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Roger McGough

Roger McGough presents your requests from Birmingham's Book Festival performed by Phyllida Nash, Michael Fenton Stevens and guest poets Julie Boden and Martin Glynn.

Featured poems
The Nation by Roy Fisher
From: The Long and the Short of It, Poems 1955-2005
Publ: Bloodaxe Books

Refugee Blues from Twe;ve Songs by W H Auden.
From: Collected Shorter Poems 1927-1957
Publ: faber and faber

Birmingham Rhapsody by Julie Boden
From: Cut on the Bias
Publ: Pontefract Press

Mariana in the Moated Grange by Alfred Lord Tennyson
From: The Works of Alfred Lord Tennyson
Publ: MacMillan & Co

You Are Old Father William by Lewis Carroll
From: The Chatto Book of Nonsense Poetry
Publ: Chatto & Windus

Luv Dub by Martin Glyn
Unpublished

The Deep Supermarket, next door to Ajay’s by Paul Durcan.
From: Daddy, Daddy
Publ: The Blackstaff Press

Birmingham by Louis MacNeice.
From: Collected Poems
Publ: faber and faber

Overheard on a Saltmarsh by Harold Monro
From: The Book of a Thousand Poems
Publ: Collins Educational

Sometimes by Sheena Pugh.
From: Selected Poems
Publ: Seren
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