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Raymond Antrobus

Raymond Antrobus, recent winner of the Ted Hughes prize from the Poetry Society is Roger McGough's guest. He makes his selection of poems from his own and others work.

Producer: Maggie Ayre

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Saturday 23:30

This Week's Poems



The Perseverance

By Raymond Antrobus

Taken from “The Perseverance”

Published by Penned in the Margins.



By William Blake

Extract from Songs of Experience, taken from “William Blake – The Complete Poems”

Published by Penguin


Colonization in Reverse

By Louise Bennett

Taken from


On a Portrait of a Deaf Man

By Sir John Betjeman

Taken from “Collected Poems: New Edition”

Published by John Murray Publishers


Hostile Environment 

By Keith Jarrett



Self Portrait In Front of a Mirror

By Will Harris

Originally published in “Rialto”, Issue 86


One Art

By Elizabeth Bishop

Taken from “Complete Poems”

Published by Chatto and Windus


Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night

By Dylan Thomas 

Taken from “Collected Poems 1934 – 1963”

Published by Everyman



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