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Why are there so few decent poetry podcasts?

2 March 2024

9:00 AM

2 March 2024

9:00 AM

Frank Skinner’s Poetry Podcast

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Drama on 4: Sappho in Fragments

BBC Radio 4

The late John Berryman described A.E. Housman as ‘a detestable and miserable man. Arrogant, unspeakably lonely, cruel, and so on, but an absolutely marvellous minor poet… and a great scholar’. The Times obituarist went further, declaring Housman to have been, on occasion, ‘so unapproachable as to diffuse a frost’. That such a man could be so moved by a cherry tree in spring and by the dales of Shropshire in autumn says something about the separability of art and life.

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