Thursday, 27 November 2008

Brackenbury on Clare

Alison Brackenbury tells me that she has a short talk on John Clare being broadcast on Radio 3 next Tuesday (December 2), at 11pm. A bit late, but I like a bit of radio last thing at night. Far better that than in the day, too, when it's difficult to listen.

The talk contains extracts from a poem called The Cuckoo, and the great storm scene from The Shepherd’s Calendar.

The programme will also be available (during the rest of the week) on Listen Again, at:
(Look under E for The Essay).

The other Essays during the week also sound excellent. They are:
Monday, 1st December: Michael Symmons Roberts on David Jones.
Wednesday, 3rd December: W N Herbert on Edwin Morgan (including a recording of Morgan performing his Loch Ness Monster poem).
Thursday, 4th December: Menna Elfyn on T Gwynn Jones.
Friday, 5th December: Fred D’Aguiar on Wilson Harris.


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