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Roger Robinson

Award-winning poet and musician Roger Robinson brings us a selection of his favourite poems from our listener requests, from Caleb Femi to Malika Booker, Robert Frost to Linton Kwesi Johnson. Producer Becky Ripley.

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28 minutes

Last on

Sat 20 Jun 2020 23:30

This Week's Poems

 

Grace

By Roger Robinson

From A Portable Paradise

Published by Peepal Tree Press

 

Fam

By Caleb Femi

Taken from https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05hdf99

 

Eurofighter Typhoon

By Fiona Benson

From Vertigo & Ghost

Published by Cape Poetry

   

My Mother’s Blues

By Malika Booker

From Pepper Seed

Published by Peepal Tree Press

    

Stone

By Nick Makoha

From Out of Bounds: British Black and Asian Poets

Published by Bloodaxe

 

Dread Beat an’ Blood

By Linton Kwesi Johnson

From Dread Beat an’ Blood

Label: Frontline

 

America

By Claude McKay             

From Liberator

Published by The Library of America

 

Stopping by Woods On a Snowy Evening

By Robert Frost

From The Poetry of Robert Frost

Published by Jonathan Cape

 

Mid-Air

By Caroline Bird

From The Air Year

Published by Carcanet Press

 

Gift

By Czeslaw Milosz

From New & Collected Poems 1931-2001

Published by Penguin

 

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  • Sun 14 Jun 2020 16:30
  • Sat 20 Jun 2020 23:30

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