News That Stays News
Ritula Shah presents the news with poets. She's joined by familiar BBC correspondents and a poetic line-up that includes Wendy Cope, Ian McMillan, Caleb Femi and Gillian Clarke.
It was Ezra Pound who wrote: "Literature is news that stays news." What would the news sound like if poets had a go?
Ritula Shah presents the news with poets. She is joined by BBC correspondents Lyse Doucet, Allan Little and Norman Smith, and a lyrical line-up that includes Wendy Cope, Ian McMillan, Caleb Femi, Gillian Clarke and Maura Dooley.
Producer: Camellia Sinclair
The Newspaper by George Crabbe
Composed Upon Westminster Bridge by William Wordsworth
Still Life with Sea Pinks and High Tide by Maura Dooley
From: The Silvering
Publ: Bloodaxe Books
Sporty People by Wendy Cope
Smashed to a Pulp by Mohammod Ullah
The Day that Twitter went down by Brian Bilston
From: You Took the Last Bus Home
Coping by Caleb Femi
The People's Shipping Forecast by Murray Lachlan Young
From the Republic of Conscience by Seamus Heaney
From: The Haw Lantern
Futility by Wilfred Owen
Letter by Hugh McMillan
From: The Other Creatures in the Wood
The Only News I Know by Emily Dickinson
And original poetry composed for this programme by Gillian Clarke and Ian McMillan.