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Kamau Brathwaite

Episode 30 of 50

Marking 70 years of poets on Radio 3 and the Third Programme, an archive recording by Kamau Brathwaite. On The Living Poet in 1982, he reads his poems Calypso and The Emigrants.

Ian McMillan continues with one of the leading figures in the creation of a Caribbean literature, Kamau Brathwaite. From The Living Poet, April 1982, Brathwaite reads his poems 'Calypso' and 'The Emigrants'.

Three Score and Ten features archive recordings from the last seven decades of the Third Programme and Radio 3, with 70 remarkable poets reading their own poems. Amongst them T.S. Eliot, Dylan Thomas, Sylvia Plath, WH Auden, Seamus Heaney and Carol Ann Duffy. Plus ten brand new poems by contemporary poets commissioned specially for the series and broadcast on The Verb.

Producer: Sharon Sephton; Research by Caitlin Crawford.

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Three Score and Ten – The poets and their poems, collected

Three Score and Ten – The poets and their poems, collected

Ian McMillan builds a historic collection of 70 remarkable poets reading their own poems.