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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...
This week
Sunday 15 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 Glyn.
Featured poems
Romance by Walter James Turner
From: Everyman's Book of Evergreen Verse
Publ: Everyman

Lines on a Young Lady's Photograph Album by Philip Larkin
From: Collected Poems
Publ: faber and faber

A Falling - a poem for Birmingham by Roz Goddard
From: How to Dismantle a Hotel Room
Publ: Coal Press Publishing

A Who Seh? by Martin Glynn
Unpublished

The Day My Father Died by Mervyn Morris
From: I been there, sort of
Publ: Carcanet

Time Passing, Beloved by Donald Davie
From: Collected Poems
Publ: Carcanet

When Your Pants Begin to Go by Henry Lawson
From: The New Oxford Book of Australian Verse
Publ: Oxford University Press

Tenuous and Precarious by Stevie Smith
From: The Colllected Poems of Stevie Smith
Publ: Allen Lane

Memories in a City Cafe by Julie Boden
From: Cut on the Bias
Publ: Pontefract Press

To the Women of the Merrie England Coffee Houses by Simon Armitage
From: Tyrannosaurus Rex versus The Corduroy Kid
Publ: faber and faber

Unwelcome by Mary Coleridge
From: The Oxford Book of Victorian Verse
Publ: Oxford University Press
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