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Salena Godden

Salena Godden talks to Roger McGough about her favourite poetry, with a selection including Dorothy Parker, Joelle Taylor and Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Producer Sally Heaven.

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This Week's Poems

 

Soup

by Salena Godden

From Pessimism Is For Lightweights

Published by Rough Trade Books

 

Mod Poem

by Jock Scot

Taken from the CD ‘The Caledonian Blues’

Label: Invada Records ‎

Cat no: INV016

  

Extract from By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept

by Elizabeth Smart

Published by 4th Estate/Harper Collins UK

 

Kubla Khan

by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

From Coleridge – Poetical Works

Published by Oxford University Press

 

Extract From New Stole

By Tricky Featuring Francesca Belmonte

Taken from the CD Ununiform

Label: NoPaper Records

 

Whitey on the Moon

by Gil Scott Heron

Taken from the CD The Revolution Will Not Be Televised (Plus)

Label: Ace Records

 

To Whom It May Concern

by Adrian Mitchell

From Come on Everybody; Poems 1953 – 2008

Published by Bloodaxe

 

Echo

by Raymond Antrobus

Taken from The Perseverance

Published by Penned In the Margins

 

Famous Blue Raincoat

by Leonard Cohen

Taken from the CD Closing Time

Label: Sony

 

Everything You Have Ever Lost

by Joelle Taylor

Taken from Songs My Enemy Taught Me

Published by Out Spoken Press

 

Resume

by Dorothy Parker

From The Collected Dorothy Parker

Published by Penguin

 

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