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Gillian Clarke

Gillian Clarke

Broadcast | 15 Dec 2013

National Poet of Wales

Sir John Betjeman

Sir John Betjeman

Broadcast | 12 Apr 1975

Poet Laureate

Sir Stephen Spender

Sir Stephen Spender

Broadcast | 02 Apr 1989

Poet

Philip Larkin

Philip Larkin

Broadcast | 17 Jul 1976

Poet

Rita Dove

Rita Dove

Broadcast | 22 Aug 1999

Poet

Alice Walker

Alice Walker

Broadcast | 19 May 2013

Author, poet, feminist and activist

Seamus Heaney

Seamus Heaney

Broadcast | 19 Nov 1989

Oxford Professor of Poetry

Benjamin Zephaniah

Benjamin Zephaniah

Broadcast | 08 Jun 1997

Poet, Performer

Fran Landesman

Fran Landesman

Broadcast | 22 Sep 1996

Poet, Lyricist

Ian McMillan

Ian McMillan

Broadcast | 07 Nov 2010

Stand up poet

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