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Ben Okri

Poet and Booker prize winner Ben Okri joins Roger McGough to talk about his selection of poetry from the listener request database. Derek Walcott, Jackie Kay and WB Yeats all make an appearance, and the writer reads some of his own work. Producer Sally Heaven.

28 minutes

Last on

Sat 27 Apr 2019 23:30

This Week's Poems

 

Begin With a Leap

By Ben Okri

From Wild

Published by Rider

 

Extract from The Lovesong of J Alfred Prufrock

By T. S. Eliot

From Prufrock and Other Observations

Published by Faber & Faber

 

Extract from The Schooner Flight

By Derek Walcott

From Derek Walcott – Collected Poems 1948-1984

Published by Faber & Faber

 

Extract from Prayer for my Daughter

By  W. B. Yeats

From The Collected Poems of W.B Yeats

Published by Palgrave

 

Pied Beauty

By Gerard Manley Hopkins

From The Poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins

Published by Oxford University Press

 

Egusi Soup

by Jackie Kay

From Fiere

Published by Picador

 

Elegy for Alto

by Christopher Okigbo

From Labyrinths

Published by Heinemann

 

More Fishes Than Stars

By Ben Okri

From Wild

Published by Rider

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