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Poetry by Heart Finals 2017

Roger McGough presents a selection of poems recited by finalists at Poetry by Heart, a competition for students at school and colleges to learn and recite poems from memory.

Roger McGough presents a selection of poems recited by finalists at Poetry by Heart, a competition for students at school and colleges in England to learn and recite poems from memory. Recorded at the national finals at the British Library in London, we hear the regional champions battle it out to hear who becomes the regional Poetry by Heart champion for 2017.

Producer: Mair Bosworth and Eliza Lomas.

30 minutes

Last on

Sat 20 May 2017 23:30

This week's poems


Border

By Gillian Clarke

From Gillian Clarke, Collected Poems

Published by Carcaney Press Limited

 

The Way through the Woods

By Rudyard Kipling

From Rudyard Kipling. Selected Poems

Published by Bloomsbury

 

Minority

By Imtiaz Dharker

Published by Bloodaxe Books

 

Bagpipe Music

By Louis MacNeice

From Louis MacNeice, Collected Poems

Published by Faber & Faber

 

Waking with Russell

By Don Paterson

From Landing Light

Published by Faber & Faber

 

Welsh Incident

By Robert Graves

From Robert Graves, Collected Poems

Published by Cassell

 

Your Attention Please

By Peter Porter

From A Porter Selected

Published by Oxford University Press

 

Find out more on the Poetry By Heart website

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Presenter Roger McGough
Producer Mair Bosworth
Producer Eliza Lomas

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