Saturday, October 3, 2009

A Poet's Guide To Britain

It's times like these I wish I lived in the UK. BBC4 recently re-aired "A Poet's Guide To Britain," with Owen Sheers. There is also a companion book to the series. This is from Owen Sheers website, describing the series and book, which comes out October 29th:

A Poet’s Guide to Britain
The accompanying anthology to ‘A Poet’s Guide to Britain’, selected and with an introduction by Owen, is published in October by Penguin. The series is currently being repeated on BBC 4 at 7.30pm on Thursdays. The poems featured in the series were:

‘Composed Upon Westminster Bridge’ by William Wordsworth – May 4th
‘Wuthering Heights’ by Sylvia Plath – May 11th
‘Hamnavoe’ by George Mackay Brown – May 18th
‘Dover Beach’ by Matthew Arnold – May 25th
‘Poem from Llanybri’ by Lynette Roberts – June 1st
‘Woods’ by Louis MacNeice – June 8th

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