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Liz Lochhead

Roger McGough is joined by his old friend Liz Lochhead, who shares a selection of her favourite poems from the Poetry Please archive of listeners' requests. Her choices include Norman MacCaig, Seamus Heaney, Mark Doty and John Cooper Clarke.

Producer: Mair Bosworth.

30 minutes

Last on

Sat 3 Mar 2018 23:30

This Week's Poems


O Westron Wind

By Anon


The Twa Corbies

By William Motherwell

From Auld Scots Ballants

Published by Alexander Gardner


I Wrote The Songs

By John Cooper Clark

BBC Archive recording


What the Pool Said on Midsummer’s Day

By Liz Lochhead

From A Choosing: Selected Poems

Published by Polygon


Let Me Die a Young Man’s Death.

By Roger McGough

From Roger McGough – Collected Poems

Published by Viking



By Miroslav Holub

Translated by George Theiner

From Poems Before & After: Collected English Translations

Bloodaxe Books



By Norman MacCaig

From Norman MacCaig – Selected Poems

Published by Chatto & Windus


The Skunk

By Seamus Heaney

From Opened Ground – Poems 1966-1996

Published by Faber and Faber


The Embrace

By Mark Doty

From Sweet Machine

Published by HarperCollins       



By Billy Collins

From Questions About Angels

Published by The University of Pittsburgh Press



Role Contributor
Presenter Roger McGough
Interviewed Guest Liz Lochhead
Producer Mair Bosworth


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