Sit back and listen to our Listener’s Top Picks from 2023 and enjoy the poetry that resonated with you all this year.

Most of our Listener’s favourite poems came from The BBC 100 Collection, to learn more about the collection, click here, or to explore the collection at length, click here.

‘Jaguar Girl’ for BBC 100 - Pascale Petit

‘The Missing’

For BBC 100: T.S. Eliot Prize Winning Reading
‘The Missing’ - Roger Robinson
‘Timothy Winters’ for BBC 100 - Charles Causley
Brendon Gallacher - Jackie Kay
‘Rubaiyat’ for BBC 100 - Mimi Khalvati
Imtiaz Dharker and Malika Booker – ‘Between The Ears’ for BBC 100 - Imtiaz Dharker
Mossbawn Sunlight - Seamus Heaney
Wendy Cope reading the work of Eleanor Farjeon – for BBC 100 - Eleanor Farjeon
‘Idanre’ for BBC 100 - Wole Soyinka