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Lavinia Greenlaw and Kathleen Jamie

Episode 39 of 50

Celebrating 70 years of poets on Radio 3 and the Third Programme, two archive recordings. Lavinia Greenlaw her poem Akhmatova in Lambertville and Kathleen Jamie reads Ultrasound.

Ian McMillan with another episode in this fifty part series celebrating 70 years of Radio 3's recording of poets. Lavinia Greenlaw reads her then unpublished poem 'Akhmatova in Lambertville' from a Young Poet's programme in 1996. A title which changed before publishing to 'Reading Akhmatova in Midwinter'. Then Kathleen Jamie reading 'Ultrasound' a poem commissioned for Radio 3's earlier celebration "Five Poems for Fifty Years".

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.

Kathleen Jamie Photograph: Eamonn McCabe.

5 minutes

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Tue 22 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.