The Echo Chamber

Ep. 1/4 -

Paul Farley listens to old and new poetry of extinction, one hundred years after the death of Martha, the last ever passenger pigeon.

With poems from Fleur Adcock, Sean O'Brien, W.S. Merwin and David Harsent, and the sounds of X-ray audio, the samizdat music of the Soviet Union that used black-market plates of skulls and ribcages to capture the beginnings of rock and roll.

Presenter/ Paul Farley, Producer/ Tim Dee for the BBC

Publicity contact: BBC Radio 4 Publicity

DateSunday, 30 November 2014
Time4:30 PM -
5:00 PM