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Imtiaz Dharker

Roger McGough is joined by the Queen's Gold Medal award-winning poet, Imtiaz Dharker, with a selection of her favourite poems from the Poetry Please archive of listeners' requests.

Roger McGough is joined by Imtiaz Dharker, with a selection of her favourite poems from the Poetry Please archive of listeners' requests. This week her choices include requests from some special listeners with whom she was on tour recently, Carol Ann Duffy and Jackie Kay as well as poems from Helen Mort, Liz Berry and Clare Shaw.
Imtiaz Dharker is a poet, artist and documentary film-maker. Awarded the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry in 2014, recipient of the Cholmondley Award and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. Her most recent collection is Luck is the Hook (Bloodaxe Books UK). Her poems are on the British GCSE and A Level English syllabus. She has been Poet in Residence at Cambridge University Library, for Thresholds, and has recently completed a series of poems based on the Archives of St Paul's Cathedral. She has had ten solo exhibitions of drawings in India, London, New York and Hong Kong.
'If there were to be a World Laureate, then for me the role could only be filled by Imtiaz Dharker.' Carol Ann Duffy

Producer: Sarah Addezio.

30 minutes

Last on

Sat 28 Jul 2018 23:30

This Week's Poems

 

The Song of Wandering Aengus

By WB Yeats

From the CD Now and In the Time to Be

Label: Grapevine

Performed by Christy Moore

 

Finally

By Andrew McMillan

From Physical

Published by Jonathan Cape

 

John Anderson my Jo, John

By Robert Burns

The CD ‘Eddie Reader Sings the Songs of Robbie Burns’

Label: Rough Trade Records

 

Gone

By Imtiaz Dharker

From Leaving Fingerprints

Published by Bloodaxe

 

The Republic of Motherhood

By Liz Berry

From The Republic of Motherhood

Published by Chatto & Windus

 

Extract from Surge, Side A

by Jay Bernard

From Surge

Published by Chatto and Windus

 

Scale

By Helen Mort

Taken from https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine/poems/58576/scale-56d23d13c6214

 

I Do Not Believe In Silence

by Clare Shaw

From Head On

Published by Bloodaxe

 

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Presenter Roger McGough
Interviewed Guest Imtiaz Dharker
Producer Sarah Addezio

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