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Elizabeth Bishop and Jorge Luis Borges

Roger McGough opens a caixa de sol, a box of sun, and presents a selection of poems by Elizabeth Bishop, Jorge Luis Borges and others from Mexico, Brazil and Argentina. The readers are Barbara Flynn and Tom Courtenay. Producer: Tim Dee.

30 minutes

This Week's Poems

 

High Treason

By Jose Emilio Pacheco

Translated by Alastair Reid

From ‘Weathering’ by Alastair Reid

Published by E.P Dutton

 

Mimosas in Bloom

By Elizabeth Bishop

From Bishop – Poems, Prose and Letters

Published by The Library of America

 

Sandpiper

By Elizabeth Bishop

From Elizabeth Bishop – Complete Poems

Published by Chatto & Windus

 

Infancy

By Carlos Drummond de Andrade

Translated by Elizabeth Bishop

Both from Elizabeth Bishop – Complete Poems

Published by Chatto & Windus

 

Royal Mail

By Lynette Roberts

From Lynette Roberts – Collected Poems

Published by Carcanet

 

In the Middle of the Road

By Carlos Drummond de Andrade

Translated by Elizabeth Bishop

Both from Elizabeth Bishop – Complete Poems

Published by Chatto & Windus

 

River Plate

By Lynette Roberts

From Lynette Roberts – Collected Poems

Published by Carcanet

 

Matthew XXV:30

By Jorge Luis Borges

Translated by Alastair Reid

From Jorge Luis Borges – Selected Poems 1923-1967

Published by Penguin

 

Santarem

By Elizabeth Bishop

From Elizabeth Bishop – Complete Poems

Published by Chatto & Windus

 

Don’t Ask Me How the Time Goes Past

By Jose Emilio Pacheco

Translated by Alastair Reid

From ‘Weathering’ by Alastair Reid

Published by E.P Dutton

 

Lacandons

by Eliot Weinberger

From An Elemental Thing

Published (USA only) by New Directions

 

The Armadillo

By Elizabeth Bishop

From Elizabeth Bishop – Complete Poems

Published by Chatto & Windus

 

The Witness

By Jorge Luis Borges

Translated by J.E. Irby

From Labyrinths: Selected Stories and Other Writings

Published by Penguin

 

 

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