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Food Glorious Food

Roger McGough introduces delicious poems to make your mouth water from the Bristol Food Connections Festival, with readers John Telfer, Katy Sobey and James Fleet.

There's fruit: Wild Strawberries by Robert Graves and Blackberry Picking by Seamus Heaney; something substantial to get your teeth into: Bread by Brendan Kennelly, A Jar of Honey by Jacob Polley, and a sweet treat: Chocs by Carol Ann Duffy.

Perfectly balanced and nutritious: join the audience at Bristol's Food Connections Festival for this delightful feast of poetic treats.

Presenter...Roger McGough
Readers...John Telfer, Katy Sobey and James Fleet
Producer...Mary Ward-Lowery.

Release date:

30 minutes

Last on

Sat 17 May 2014 23:30

This Week's Poems

The Poetry Diet

By Cathy Bryant

Available online here:


A Jar of Honey

By Jacob Polley

From The Brink

Published by Picador


Be Gentle When You Touch Bread




By Brendan Kennelly

From Familiar Strangers: New & Selected Poems (1960-2004)

Published by Bloodaxe Books



By Seamus Heaney

From Selected Poems 1966–1987

Published by  Farrar, Straus and Giroux


Rhubarb Pie

By Ruth Pitter

From Poems 1926-1966

Published by Barrie & Rockcliff (The Cresset Press)


Loveliest of Pies

By Peter de Vries

From The Oxford Book of American Light Verse

Published by Oxford University Press


The Rhyming Diner

By Roger McGough

From Slapstick

Published by Puffin


Go to Bed with a Cheese and Pickle Sandwich

By Mandy Coe

From 101 Poems that Could Save Your Life
Published by Harper Collins


Pour Commencer

By Jon Stallworthy

From The Norton Anthology of Modern Poetry

Published by Norton


Mermaid and Chips

By Roger McGough



Henry King 

By Hilaire Belloc

From The Faber Book of Nonsense Verse

Published by Faber


Wild Strawberries

By Robert Graves

From The Faber Book of Children’s Verse

Published by Faber



By Carol Ann Duffy

From Sensational! Poems Inspired by the Five Senses

Published by Macmillan


The After Dinner Speaker

By Roger McGough

From Selected Poems

Published by Penguin



Role Contributor
PresenterRoger McGough
ReaderJohn Telfer
ReaderKate Sobey
ReaderJames Fleet
ProducerMary Ward-Lowery

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