Main content
Sorry, this episode is not currently available

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

 

Wings

By Miroslav Holub

Translated by George Theiner

From Poems Before & After: Collected English Translations

Bloodaxe Books

 

Toad

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       

 

Forgetfulness

By Billy Collins

From Questions About Angels

Published by The University of Pittsburgh Press

 

Credits

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

Broadcasts

How Poetic Could You Be?

How Poetic Could You Be?

A quiz which tests how poetic you can be in everyday interactions.