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Poetry Please
Sunday 16:30-17:00
Saturday (rpt) 23:00-23:30
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This week
Sunday 12 November 2006
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Roger McGough
Roger McGough presents poems for remembrance, with works by Pablo Neruda, Evangeline Patterson and frontline poets Siegfried Sassoon, Wilfred Owen and Alun Lewis.
With readers Josette Simon, Patrick Romer and Rupert Wickham.

This is the last in the current series. Poetry Please returns on 17th December.  Please keep your requests coming in.
Featured poems
I'm Explaining a Few Things by Pablo Neruda, translated by Nathaniel Tarn
From: Selected Poems - Pablo Neruda
Publ: Penguin

Inspection by Wilfred Owen
From: The Poems of Wilfred Owen
Publ: The Hogarth Press

Breakfast by Wilfrid Gibson
From: Collected Poems 1905-1925
Publ: MacMillan and Co

Concert Party by Siegfried Sassoon
From: A New Anthology of Great War Verse
Publ: Buchan & Enright

Naming of Parts from Lessons of the War by Henry Reed
From: The Oxford Book of War Poetry
Publ: Oxford University Press

Still I Rise by Maya Angelou
From: The Complete Collected Poems
Publ: Virago

All Day it Has Rained by Alun Lewis
From: The New Oxford Book of English Verse
Publ: Oxford University Press

Missing by John Pudney
From: Collected Poems
Publ: Putnam

History Teacher in the Warsaw Ghetto Rising by Evangeline Patterson
From: Chaos of the Night - Women's Poetry and Verse of the Second World War
Publ: Virago

A Blackbird Singing by RS Thomas
From: The Oxford Book of Welsh Verse in English
Publ: Oxford University Press

September Song by Christopher Logue
From: Selected Poems
Publ: faber and faber

Keeping Quiet by Pablo Neruda, translated by Alastair Reid
From: Extravagaria
Publ: Jonathan Cape
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