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Grace Nichols, John Agard and Fred D'Aguiar

Episode 34 of 50

Recordings from 1982 of poets originally from the Caribbean. Grace Nichols reads Night Is Her Robe, John Agard reads Pan Recipe and Fred D'Aguiar reads excerpts from Mama Dot.

Ian McMillan continues with three poets originally from the Caribbean. Reading their new poems from Poetry Now 1982 Grace Nichols reads 'Night is Her Robe', John Agard 'Pan Recipe' and Fred D'Aguiar extracts from his 'Mama Dot' sequence.

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.

Grace Nichols Photograph: Mike Park.

5 minutes

Last on

Tue 15 Nov 2016 21:55

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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.