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Owen Sheers

Roger McGough invites Welsh poet Owen Sheers to select some of his favourite poems.

The Welsh poet Owen Sheers is Roger McGough's guest choosing some of his favourite poems. He has chosen work with an ecological theme, pieces which reflect his concern for the environment. Poems include The Horses by Edwin Muir, The Peace of Wild Things by Wendell Berry and a new poem by Poet Laureate Simon Armitage.

Producer: Maggie Ayre

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This Week's Poems

Extract from Big Arth

By Roger McGough

From Roger McGough – Collected Poems

Published by Viking


The Horses

by Edwin Muir

From Edwin Muir – Collected Poems

Published by Faber and Faber


The Carriage Horses

By Owen Sheers

Recently published in The New Statesman


The Peace of Wild Things

by Wendell Berry

From Wendell Berry  - New Collected Poems

Published by Counterpoint


Extract from The Moose

by Elizabeth Bishop

From Elizabeth Bishop – Complete Poems

Published by Chatto & Windus


Extract from Autumn Journal by Louis MacNeice (section 24)

From Autumn Journal

Published by Faber & Faber


Binsey Poplars by Gerard Manley Hopkins

From The Poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins

Published by Oxford University Press


Welsh Ice by Menna Elfyn

Translated by Robert Minhinnick

From Perfect Blemish – New and Selected Poems 1995-2007

Published by Bloodaxe


Ophelia by Robert Minhinnick

From PN Review


So the Peloton Passed

By Simon Armitage




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