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Love and the Rest

Roger McGough with poetry of love, hate and everything in between on this Valentine's edition of Poetry Please. Featured poets include Harold Pinter, Carol Ann Duffy and WB Yeats, and there are readings from Fiona Shaw, Alice Arnold, Paul Mundell and Burt Caesar. Producer Sally Heaven.

30 minutes

This Week's Poems


Love and Hate

by Elizabeth Siddal



Extract from Modern Love

by George Meredith



The Confirmation

By Edwin Muir

From: Edwin Muir Collected Poems

Pub: Faber


After the Rain

by Alfred Williams


(official website of the Alfred Williams heritage society)               



By Michael Longley

From: Gorse Fires

Pub: Secker & Warburg


Who are my People?

by Rosa Zagnoni Marinoni

From: The Best Loved Poems of the American People

Pub: Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group  


The Laboratory

by Robert Browning

From: Browning: Poems selected by W E Williams

Pub: Penguin Books


In the Isle of Dogs

by John Davidson

From: John Davidson A Selection of his Poems

Pub: Hutchinson              


It is Here

By Harold Pinter

From: Harold Pinter Collected Poems and Prose

Pub: Faber         



by Angela Topping




by Carol Ann Duffy

From: Selected Poems

Pub: Penguin    


The Stolen Child

By W B  Yeats

From: The Day Before The Meteor Came – Poems Along the Angel Highway

Pub: New Hope International    


Batter My Heart

by John Donne

From: Donne

Pub: Everyman



Role Contributor
Presenter Roger McGough
Reader Fiona Shaw
Reader Alice Arnold
Reader Paul Mundell
Reader Burt Caesar
Producer Sally Heaven


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