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Pot Luck

Roger McGough presents half an hour of satirical poetry, read by Rory Bremner, with expert Katherine Rundell. Satire comes from poets as diverse as Horace, John Donne, Alexander Pope, Jonathan Swift, Hilaire Belloc and Adrian Mitchell. Producer Sally Heaven.

30 minutes

Last on

Sat 24 Oct 2015 23:30

This Week's Poems


Satire 1.3

By Horace

Translated by AS Kline

Taken from


Extract from Satire III

by John Donne

From Donne

Published by Everyman’s Library


Extract from A Satyr Against Reason and Mankind

by John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester

From English Satire – An Anthology

Published by George G Harrap & Co Ltd


The Run Upon the Bankers

by Jonathan Swift

From Jonathan Swift – The Complete Poems

Published by Penguin


Extract from The Rape of The Lock

by Alexander Pope

From English Satire – An Anthology

Published by George G Harrap & Co Ltd


Extract from The Masque of Anarchy

by Percy Bysshe Shelley

From English Romantic Poetry and Prose

Oxford University Press


Extract from Through the Looking Glass

by Lewis Carroll

Published by MacMillan Children’s Books


The Garden Party

by Hilaire Belloc

From H.Belloc – Complete Verse

Published by Duckworth


How Beastly the Bourgeois Is

by D H Lawrence

From D H Lawrence – Complete Poems

Published by Penguin


next to of course god america i

by ee cummings

From E.E. Cummings – Complete Poems 1904-1962

Published by Liveright


To Whom It May Concern

By Adrian Mitchell

From The Oxford Book of War Poetry

Published by Oxford University Press


Car School

By Michael Rosen

From Big Book of Bad Things

Published by Puffin



Role Contributor
Presenter Roger McGough
Reader Rory Bremner
Producer Sally Heaven


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