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Vicki Feaver

Vicki Feaver delves into the listener poetry requests and shares her favourites with Roger McGough. Her choices include work by William Wordsworth, Sylvia Plath and Stevie Smith. Producer Sally Heaven.

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28 minutes

This Week's Poems




By George Herbert

From George Herbert  - The Complete Poetry

Published by Penguin Classics


Extract from The Prelude

By William Wordsworth

From Daffodils and Other Poems

Published by Michael O’Mara Books Limited


The Surgeon’s Widow

By Vicki Feaver

From I Want! I Want!

Published by Jonathan Cape


In the Fields

By Charlotte Mew

From Charlotte Mew – Collected Poems

Published by Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd


‘Because I could not stop for Death’

By Emily Dickinson

From The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson

Published by Faber and Faber


Black March

By Stevie Smith

From The Collected Poems of Stevie Smith

Published by Penguin Modern Classics



By Sylvia Plath

From Sylvia Plath Collected Poems

Published by Faber and Faber



By Elizabeth Bishop

From Elizabeth Bishop – Complete Poems

Published by Chatto & Windus



By Edward Thomas

From Edward Thomas – Collected Poems

Published by Faber and Faber


Burning the Old Year

By Naomi Shihab Nye

From Words Under the Words: Selected Poems

Published by Far Corner Books



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