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Don Paterson

Roger McGough talks to prize winning poet Don Paterson as he chooses poetry requested by listeners, including work by Robert Frost, Paul Muldoon and Alice Oswald. Produced by Sally Heaven.

28 minutes

Last on

Sat 2 Mar 2019 23:30

This Week's Poems



By Sylvia Plath

Taken from “Selected Poems”

Published by Faber & Faber


The Lammas Hireling

By Ian Duhig

Taken from “The Lammas Hireling”

Published by Picador



By Robert Frost

Taken from “The Road Not Taken and Other Poems”

Published by Penguin


Waiting for the Barbarians

By Constantine Cavafy

Taken from “101 Poems Against War”

Published by Faber & Faber


Cairo Jag

By Keith Douglas

Taken from  Anthology of Twentieth-Century British and Irish Poetry

Published by Oxford University Press



By Paul Muldoon

Taken from “Why Brownlee Left”

Published by Harper Perennial


Having a Coke

By Frank O’Hara

Taken from “Selected Poems”

Published by Random House



By Alice Oswald

Taken from “The New Faber Book of Love Poems”

Published by Faber & Faber



By Mick Imlah

Taken from “Selected Poems of Mick Imlah”

Published by Faber & Faber



By Don Paterson

Taken from “40 Sonnets”

Published by Faber & Faber



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