Poetry and English Literature

Jun 16 2020 91 mins

Random unqualified persons read and discuss English Poetry.





Byron The Darkness
Jun 16 2020 95 mins  
The pod considers Lord Byron's 1816 poem The Darkness.


Christina Rossetti Heart's Chill Between 'Aloof' (from The Thread of Life) In an Artist's Studio
May 28 2020 105 mins  
We discuss three poems by Christina Rossetti


Seamus Heaney Follower Scaffolding Badgers
May 10 2020 104 mins  
The crew discuss three Seamus Heaney poems: Follower Scaffolding and Badgers



W.B. Yeats Second Coming Byzantium Long Legged Fly
Apr 28 2020 98 mins  
The team dive in to three poems by WB Yeats.Comments/suggestions welcomed at [email protected]


John Donne Apparition Song St Lucie's Day
Apr 19 2020 120 mins  
A first encounter with three John Donne [email protected]


Sir John Betjeman Deaf Man Youth and Age Subaltern's Love
Apr 08 2020 110 mins  
Discussed areSloughOn a Portrait of a Deaf ManYouth and Age on Beaulieu River HantsA Subaltern's Love Song


Robert Graves Dead Cow Farm The Cool Web A Childs Nightmare
Mar 28 2020 107 mins  
More of major poets being encountered by amateurs.


Edward Thomas The Manor Farm Haymaking As the Teams Head Brass
Jan 02 2020 81 mins  
Two unqualified persons who have done v little research dive in to the poetry of Edward Thomas.


Ted Hughes The Bear Hawk Roosting Meeting
Oct 17 2019 65 mins  
Me and Rob read and discuss three Ted Hughes poems: The Bear, Hawk Roosting and Meeting


Love Conquers All Shakespeare's Sonnet
Oct 13 2019 30 mins  
This is a reading and some discussion of Shakespeare's sonnet Love Conquers All.It is also the first episode of the pod in which technical and structural issues are discussed!


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