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Jo Shapcott

Episode 35 of 50

Celebrating 70 years of poets on Radio 3 and the Third Programme, an archive recording from 1989 of Jo Shapcott reading from her first poetry collection, Electroplating the Baby.

Ian McMillan with another episode in this fifty part series and from the Radio 3 poetry programme New Voices, award-winning poet Jo Shapcott reads from her very first poetry collection Electroplating the Baby in 1989.

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.