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Gillian Clarke

Episode 44 of 50

Ian McMillan introduces an archive radio broadcast by former National Poet of Wales Gillian Clarke, who reads her poems The Beginning and Flood.

Ian McMillan with another episode in the series introducing former National Poet of Wales, Gillian Clarke reading her poems 'The Beginning' and 'Flood' from a Twenty Minutes Poetry Prom broadcast in 2002.

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.

Photograph: Adrian Pope.

5 minutes

Last on

Tue 29 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.