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Andrew Motion talks National Poetry Day

One-time Poet Laureate and full-time poet Andrew Motion talks about National Poetry Day and The Poetry Archive. All that plus the usual quality tracks and random thoughts.

2 hours

Music Played

  • The Doors

    Indian Summer

  • Johnny Tillotson

    Poetry In Motion

    • 60's Number Ones Vol 1.
    • Old Gold.
  • Bob Dylan

    In Search of Little Sadie

  • The Human League

    Morale...You've Lost That Loving Feeling

  • The Police

    Walking On The Moon

  • The Durutti Column

    For Belgian Friends

  • The Poets

    Baby, Don't You Do It

  • Interview with Sir Andrew Motion

    • Untitled

  • Lord Alfred Tennyson

    Charge of The Light Brigade (Poetry Archive)

    Rare recording kindly supplied by The British Library.

  • Sir John Betjeman & Jim Parker

    A Russell Flint

  • Michael Horovitz

    An Excerpt from 'A New Wasteland'

  • Interview with Sir Andrew Motion

    • Untitled

  • The Waterboys

    Before The World Was Made

  • Terry Durham

    Stills From A Late Night Movie

  • Interview with Sir Andrew Motion

    • Untitled

  • Simon & Garfunkel

    The Dangling Conversation

  • Badly Drawn Boy

    Riding with Gabriel Greenburg

  • Tom Fazzini


  • Crazy Bastard

    Poem written and recited by Roger McGough

  • Ólöf Arnalds

    With Tomorrow / I'm On Fire

  • Vangelis

    L'Apocalypse Des Animaux

  • Josephine Foster

    I See Thee Better In The Dark

  • The Kinks