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Miles Chambers

Roger Roger McGough is joined by Bristol's first poet laureate, Miles Chambers, with a selection of his favourite poems from the Poetry Please archive of listeners' requests.

Bristol's first poet laureate, Miles Chambers, joins Roger McGough with a selection of his favourite poems from the Poetry Please archive of listeners' requests. His choices include requests for Benjamin Zephaniah, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Azfa Awad and Robert Burns.

Miles Chambers is a performance poet, slam champion and playwright, who was appointed Bristol's first City Poet in 2016.

30 minutes

Last on

Sat 25 Aug 2018 23:30

This Week's Poems

 

Now Westlin’ Winds

By Robert Burns

From The Poetical Works of Robert Burns

Published by Senate

 

IX from Twelve Songs (Stop All the Clocks..)

By W. H.  Auden

From W. H. Auden Collected Shorter Poems 1927-1957

Published by Faber and Faber

 

My Dad

By Miles Chambers

Unpublished

 

The Windhover

By Gerard Manley Hopkins

From The Poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins

Published by Oxford University Press

 

Redemption Song

By Bob Marley 

BBC archive recording from ‘With Great Pleasure’, read and sung by Kwame Kwei-Armah, 2013

 

Grenfell Tower, June 2017

By Ben Okri

From https://www.ft.com/content/39022f72-5742-11e7-80b6-9bfa4c1f83d2

 

Origins

By Azfa Awad  

From England: Poems From A School

Published by Picador

 

Talking Turkeys

By Benjamin Zephaniah

From Talking Turkeys

Published by Puffin Books

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Presenter Roger McGough
Interviewed Guest Miles Chambers

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