"I'm not totally comfortable being gay, whereas he absolutely loves it"
Matthew Parris meets financial guru Alvin Hall, whose hero is James Baldwin.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss WH Auden's life and his poetry from the 1930s.
Laurence robes up like Lord Byron, in the costume of an Albanian nobleman.
Christine Finn visits the house that was the poet Wilfred Owen's final refuge in France.
Byron writing to his friend Thomas Moore describing is love life and life in Venice
Byron's troubled relationship with his mother
Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen explores Byron's love of costume
Michael Berkeley's guest is Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the poems of Catullus from the late Roman Republic
Diana Athill talks to John Wilson about the letters of Lord Byron
A strange tale of wealth, wilderness, family intrigue, surrealism and concrete, in Mexico.
Lavinia Greenlaw meets Bishop's cousin
Elizabeth Bishop's House
Poets Carol Ann Duffy, Liz Lochhead, Gillian Clarke and Eavan Boland update a 1992 debate.
US writer Garth Greenwell on his debut novel What Belongs to You
Erin Pizzey chooses American writer Gertrude Stein.
Writer Jeet Thayil retraces beat poet Allen Ginsberg's travels round India in the 1960s.
Francesca Simon tells Matthew Parris why Jean Cocteau's is a Great Life.
Colm Toibin presents an intimate portrait of American poet John Ashbery, who died in 2017.
How an unlikely friendship led to Harlem poet Langston Hughes' epic 1964 BBC radio series.
Matthew Parris hears why the black activist and poet has been chosen as a great life.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the Spanish poet and playwright's work, life and death.
Writer Sue Limb chooses the 'mad, bad and dangerous to know' poet, Lord Byron.
Short documentaries and adventures in sound inspired by the poet Mary Oliver.
Michael Horovitz nominates fellow poet Allen Ginsberg as his Great Life.
Soldiers, from corporal to general, choose, read and speak about a poem by Wilfred Owen.
The story of Allegra, Byron's illegitimate daughter, who haunted her father's imagination.
A conversation between contemporary figures and archive recordings of James Baldwin.