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Roger McGough presents a selection of listeners' requests with a family theme. Including poems by Anna Akhmatova, Jacob Sam-La Rose and Sylvia Plath. With readers James Fleet and Amanda Root. Producer Sally Heaven.

30 minutes

Last on

Sat 26 Sep 2015 23:30

This Week's Poems

Family Group

By Ken Smith

From You Again – Last Poems and Other Words

Published by Bloodaxe


Stones on a Dorset Beach

By David Scott

From Playing for England

Published by Bloodaxe


My Old Cat

By Hal Summers

From The Oxford Book of Death

Published by Oxford University Press


The Road to Persia

By Kathryn Simmonds

From Sunday at the Skin Launderette

Published by Seren



By Kathleen Raine

From The School Bag

Published by Faber and Faber



By Carol Rumens

From Poems: 1968-2004

Published by Bloodaxe



By Agha Shahid Ali

From The Veiled Suite – The Collected Poems of Agha Shahid Ali

Published by W.W Norton & Company



From ‘Requiem’

By Anna Akhmatova

Translated by D.M Thomas

From You Will Hear Thunder – Akhmatova: Poems

Published by Secker & Warburg


For My Daughter

By Jo Roach

From Oxford Poets 2007: An Anthology

Published by Oxford Poets


Cheap Moisturiser

By John Siddique

From The Prize

Published by The Rialto



By Jacob Sam-La Rose

From Breaking Silence

Published by Bloodaxe



By Sylvia Plath

Read by Sylvia Plath

From LP ‘The Poet Speaks’

Label: Argo (Decca) 





Role Contributor
Presenter Roger McGough
Reader James Fleet
Reader Amanda Root
Producer Sally Heaven


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