Henry Normal's Encyclopaedia Poetica

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01Volume 11994052120200606 (BBC7)
20181109 (BBC7)
Henry Normal presents a mixed salad of satirical poetry.

Henry Normal and guests present a mixed salad of satirical poetry.

02Volume 21994052820200613 (BBC7)
20181116 (BBC7)
Henry Normal opens volume two with poems about courtship and the language of love.

Henry Normal and guests present a mixed salad of satirical poetry.

He covers early Greek poets, and British greats like Donne and Shakespeare, with a nod to French language and Italian art. Henry is also joined on stage at the Contact Theatre, Manchester, by the poets Belinda Burton and John Hegley.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1994.

03Volume 31994060420200620 (BBC7)
20181123 (BBC7)
Henry Normal opens volume three with poems about politics, class and trains.

Henry Normal and guests present a mixed salad of satirical poetry.

Henry Normal opens volume three of his Encyclopaedia Poetica, celebrating the rich tradition of the poet as a revolutionary, in a cardigan.

This week's poems cover politics, class, bouncy castles, and the buses, trams and trains of Manchester.

Henry is joined on stage at the Contact Theatre, Manchester, by the poets Kevin Fegan and Lemn Sissay.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 1994.

04Volume 41994061120200627 (BBC7)
20181207 (BBC7)
The fourth and final volume, with guests Liz Lochhead and Pete Ramskil.

Henry Normal and guests present a mixed salad of satirical poetry.

Henry Normal opens the fourth and final volume of his Encyclopaedia Poetica, taking us all the way to Zzz-Zzz.

This week's poems cover Radio 4, Points of View, a mime burglary, obnoxious individuals called Clive, and the Miss Scotland beauty pageant.

Henry is joined on stage, at Edinburgh's Pleasance Theatre, by the poets Liz Lochhead and Pete Ramskill.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 1994.

Henry's concluding volume covers BCB Radio 4, sex and a mime burglary.

Henry Normal and guests present a mixed salad of satirical poetry.