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Richard Scott

Roger McGough is joined by the poet Richard Scott, who shares a selection of his favourite poems from amongst listeners' requests.

Roger McGough is joined by Richard Scott (whose debut poetry collection Soho was shortlisted for the 2018 TS Eliot Prize), who shares a selection of his favourite poems from the Poetry Please archive of listeners' requests. His choices include poems by Rainer Maria Rilke, Jane Yeh, Mary Ruefle, Denise Riley, Daljit Nagra and Mark Doty.

Richard Scott was born in London in 1981. His poems have appeared widely in magazines and anthologies including Poetry Review, Poetry London, PN Review, Swimmers and The Poetry of Sex (Penguin). He has been a winner of the Wasafiri New Writing Prize, a Jerwood/Arvon Poetry Mentee and a member of the Aldeburgh 8. His pamphlet 'Wound' (Rialto) won the Michael Marks Poetry Award 2016 and his poem 'crocodile' won the 2017 Poetry London Competition. Soho (Faber & Faber) is his first book.

Producer: Mair Bosworth.

28 minutes

Last on

Sat 16 Mar 2019 23:30

This Week's Poems


Archaic Torso of Apollo

By Rainer Maria Rilke

Translated by WD Snodgrass

Taken from ‘Selected Poems’

Published by BOA Editions/Graywolf Press


A Green Crab’s Shell

By Mark Doty

Taken from ‘Atlantis’

Published by Harper Perennial



By Richard Scott

Taken from  ‘Soho’

Published by Faber & Faber


1st Part of ‘Meditations on the British Museum’

By Daljit Nagra

Taken from ‘British Museum’ 

Published by Faber & Faber


Under the Answering Sky

By Denise Riley  

Taken from ‘Say Something Back’

Published by Picador



By Emily Berry

Taken from ‘Stranger, Baby’

Published by Faber & Faber


On Being an Android

By Jane Yeh

Taken from ‘The Ninjas’

Published by Carcanet



By Mary Ruefle

Taken from ‘Trances of the Blast’

Published by Wave Books


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