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The Lakes and the Caribbean

Roger McGough with a miscellany including poetry from The Lakes and the Caribbean, as well as a trilogy for worriers. The poetry comes from Stevie Smith, Matt Harvey, Percy Shelley, Fleur Adcock and others. Producer Sally Heaven.

30 minutes

Last on

Sat 13 Feb 2016 23:30

This Week's Poems


Extract from 'Worry'

By Roger McGough

From Melting into the Foreground

Pub: Penguin 1986


To Live At All is Miracle Enough

By Mervyn Peake

From The Voice of The Heart: The Working of Mervyn Peake’s Imagination by G.Peter Winnington

Pub: Liverpool University press


Cold Molded Wood

By Sarah Hymas



For No Good Reason

By Peter Redgrove

From The Nature of Cold Weather and Other Poems

Pub: Routledge



By Norman Nicholson

From Selected Poems 1940 – 1982

Pub: Faber and Faber


The Green Linnet

By William Wordsworth



Answer to A Child’s Question

By Samuel Taylor Coleridge

From Samuel Taylor Coleridge – Poems

Pub: Everyman


Extract from Limbo

By Edward Kamau Braithwaite

From The Arrivants: A New World Trilogy; Rights of Passage / Islands / Masks

Pub: OUP


Black Magic Woman

By John Agard

Taken from poster owned by the requestor


I Shall Return

By Claude McKay

From Complete Poems Claude McKay

Pub: University of Illinois Press


The Pool

By Marjorie Pickthall

From: The Columbia Grangers World of Poetry Online


Miniver Cheevey

By Edward Arlington Robinson

From The Penguin Book of American Verse

Pub: Penguin


The Rolling English Road

By GK Chesterton

From The Collected Poems of G K Chesterton

Pub: Methuen


The Singing Cat

By Stevie Smith

FromA The Collected Poems of Stevie Smith

Pub: Penguin


I Worried

By Matt Harvey

From The Hole in the Sum Of My Parts

Pub: The Poetry Trust



By Fleur Adcock

From: Fleur Adcock Poems 1960 – 2000

Pub: Bloodaxe Books



By Sheenagh Pugh

From Sheenagh Pugh Selected Poems

Pub: Seren Books




Role Contributor
Presenter Roger McGough
Producer Sally Heaven


  • Sun 7 Feb 2016 16:30
  • Sat 13 Feb 2016 23:30