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You Were Wearing Blue - Tom Raworth
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A Minute’s Silence - Paul Farley
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The Shout - Simon Armitage
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Treacle - Paul Farley
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Hard Water - Jean Sprackland
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Elephant Eternity - Adrian Mitchell
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Serenade - John Mole
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Riding Down to Boxland - Michael Rosen
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Well, Francis, Where’s the Sun? - Peter Porter
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Memorial: Part 2 - Alice Oswald
Interview

One of the UK's most popular poets, U A Fanthorpe talks about the history of English, "the experienced language", and gives her tips for overcoming writer's block. Find out why she would like to be Jane Austen . . . or a mountaineer.

Interview

In this interview Adrian Mitchell, the UK's alternative Poet Laureate makes a passionate argument for the necessity of poetry. He also discusses how he gets ideas for his poems, where he writes them and for whom, (and why you should be careful what you say on the bus!)

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