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The Echo Chamber - Craig Raine

Daljit Nagra chooses The Echo Chamber: Craig Raine. Paul Farley hears new and old poems from a famous Martian. From 2016.

Poet Daljit Nagra revisits the BBC's radio poetry archive and chooses The Echo Chamber - Craig Raine.

Paul Farley meets Craig Raine at his home to hear new and old poems from a famous Martian.

'A Martian Sends A Postcard Home' (1979) was Craig Raine's second collection and its poems defined and encapsulated a way of looking afresh at the familiar world. Since then Raine has taught English literature, written novels, edited Fabers' poetry list and started and run magazines of criticism and new writing. He has written poetry throughout.

'How Snow Falls' appeared in 2010 and he has published a book on the writing and reading of poetry called 'My Grandmother's Glass Eye'. He talks about arguing about poetry and reads a suite of new poems as well as some old ones.

Producer: Tim Dee

First broadcast on Radio 4 in 2016.

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