|20181209||20181215 (R4)||It was Ezra Pound who wrote: "Literature is news that stays news." What would the news sound like if poets had a go?|
Ritula Shah presents the news with poets. She is joined by BBC correspondents Lyse Doucet, Allan Little and Norman Smith, and a lyrical line-up that includes Wendy Cope, Ian McMillan, Caleb Femi, Gillian Clarke and Maura Dooley.
Producer: Camellia Sinclair
The Newspaper by George Crabbe
Composed Upon Westminster Bridge by William Wordsworth
Still Life with Sea Pinks and High Tide by Maura Dooley
Sporty People by Wendy Cope
Smashed to a Pulp by Mohammod Ullah
The Day that Twitter went down by Brian Bilston
Coping by Caleb Femi
The People's Shipping Forecast by Murray Lachlan Young
From the Republic of Conscience by Seamus Heaney
Futility by Wilfred Owen
Letter by Hugh McMillan
The Only News I Know by Emily Dickinson
And original poetry composed for this programme by Gillian Clarke and Ian McMillan.
How would the news sound if we gave poets a go? Ritula Shah presents the news with poets.