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Midwinter

Poetry, music and meditations on the winter solstice and the shortest days of the year. With Jay Griffiths, Tim Gregory and Lia Leendertz.

Poetry and music to see us through the shortest days of winter. With reflections on midwinter from writers Jay Griffiths (author of Wild: An Elemental Journey and Pip Pip: A Sideways Look at Time) and Lia Leendertz (the creator of the Almanac guides to the year in the British Isles), and astronomical insights into the winter solstice from cosmochemistry researcher Dr Tim Gregory.

With winter poems by Kathleen Jamie, Liz Lochhead, Ruth Fainlight, Gillian Clarke, Mark Doty, Kerry Hardie and Billy Collins. Read by Sinead MacInnes and Richard Harrington.

Producer: Mair Bosworth

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28 minutes

Last on

Sat 28 Dec 2019 23:30

Poems Featured in the Programme

Buds

By Ruth Fainlight


In the Mid Midwinter

By Liz Lochhead


Winter

By Billy Collins


The Hunter Home from the Hill

By Kerry Hardie


In the Same Space

By Mark Doty


The Year’s Midnight

By Gillian Clarke


Solstice II

By Kathleen Jamie


Solstice

By Ruth Fainlight


Credits

Role Contributor
Producer Mair Bosworth
Reader Sinead MacInnes
Reader Richard Harrington

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