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Kenneth Steven

Kenneth Steven makes his selection of poetry from listener requests. His choices reflect his love of the natural world and what he calls 'wildscape' - something he writes about in his own poetry. He was born in Perthshire and now lives on the west coast of Scotland.

Producer: Maggie Ayre

28 minutes

Last on

Sat 16 Jan 2021 23:30

This Week's Poems


The Peace of Wild Things

By Wendell Berry    

From Wendell Berry  - New Collected Poems

Published by Counterpoint


The Birth of the Foal

by Kenneth Steven

From the collection Wild Horses, and in Kenneth Steven’s volume of selected poems, Island

Both published by Saint Andrew Press


As Kingfishers Catch Fire

By Gerard Manley Hopkins

From Gerard Manley Hopkins: Poems and Prose

Published by Penguin Classics 



By Myra Schneider

From Lifting The Sky

Published by Ward Wood Publishing


The Lake Isle of Innisfree

By WB Yeats

From The Collected Poems of W. B. Yeats

Published by Wordsworth Editions


Sonnet 29

By Elizabeth Barrett-Browning 

From Poetry by English Women; Elizabethan to Victorian

Published by  Continuum


An Apple Gathering

By Christina Rossetti

From The Complete Poems of Christina Rossetti. Vol. 1

Published by Louisiana State University Press


Fern Hill

By Dylan Thomas

The Collected Poems of Dylan Thomas: The Centenary Edition

Published by Published by Weidenfeld and Nicolson


Winter in the Fens

By John Clare 

From John Clare: Major Works

Published by Oxford University Press



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