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Robert Lowell and the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry

Roger McGough celebrates the centenary of American poet Robert Lowell, and other winners of the the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, including Robert Frost, Sharon Olds and Rita Dove. Producer Sally Heaven.

30 minutes

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Sat 6 May 2017 23:30

This Week's Poems



By Robert Lowell

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The Flaw

By Robert Lowell

From Robert Lowell’s Poems – A Selection   

Published by Redwood Burn Limited (First published by Faber and Faber Limited, 1974)


Little Girl, Be Careful What You Say

By Carl Sandburg

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Eros Turannos

By Edwin Arlington Robinson

Taken from


The Madman

By Amy Lowell

Taken from The Complete Poetical Works of Amy Lowell

Published by Houghton Mifflin Company


Things Shouldn't be So Hard

Kay Ryan- Things Shouldn't be So Hard

Taken from


Attempted Banquet

Sharon Olds

Taken from


Two Tramps in Mudtime

Robert Frost

From The Poetry of Robert Frost

Published by Jonathan Cape


Extract from Blue Flag in the Bog

By Edna St Vincent Millay

From Collected Poems – Edna St Vincent Millay

Published by Harper Perennial



By Rita Dove

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Role Contributor
Presenter Roger McGough
Producer Sally Heaven


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