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Roger Robinson is a fervent, generous poet. His most recent collection, A Portable Paradise, won both the 2019 T. S. Eliot Prize and the Royal Society of Literature’s Ondaatje Prize 2020 for a distinguished work evoking the spirit of a place – in this instance, post-Windrush Britain.

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Did you know there is more than one Simon Armitage? In this interview, the best-selling poet and novelist introduces you to them and talks about the importance of voice in his work.

Interview

Jean Sprackland talks about her inspiration and process for writing poetry.

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The Drop-out - Tom Leonard
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Welsh was the Mother Tongue - Gwyneth Lewis
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Southern Rail (The Four Students) - Alan Jenkins
The Mighty Dead
Aurora Leigh (Extract: ‘The Sweetness of England’) - Elizabeth Barrett Browning - Read by Lavinia Greenlaw
The Mighty Dead

Don Juan (extract)

Read by Fleur Adcock
Don Juan (extract) - Lord Byron - Read by Fleur Adcock
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Colonial Girls’ School - Olive Senior
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Checking Out Me History - John Agard
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