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Landlocked in Krakow

Poet Daljit Nagra chooses Landlocked in Krakow with John Hegley who is at the annual festival of sea shanties. From 2007.

Poet Daljit Nagra revisits the BBC's radio poetry archive with Landlocked in Krakow.

Every February, Krakow hosts a Shanties festival. But why in a city that's 800 miles from the sea?

Poet John Hegley tries to fathom out the popular appeal of shanties and the Polish love affair with them.

Producer: Gary Brown

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2007.

30 minutes