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Simon Armitage

Episode 42 of 50

Ian McMillan presents recordings by poet Simon Armitage. With a reading of a specially commissioned poem, made in Iceland in 1995, plus an excerpt from Goalkeeper with a Cigarette.

Ian McMillan continues this fifty part series with a search for silence as Simon Armitage reads a specially commissioned poem recorded in Iceland in 1995 plus an extract from 'Goalkeeper with a Cigarette'.

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.