Poem Of The Week

‘Coconuts in the Cardiac Ward’

‘Coconuts in the Cardiac Ward’

‘Hospital more or less darkness, and all / with a one way or another faulty heart’ – by Lawrence Sail

  • A poem by Lawrence Sail; introduced by Andrew McCulloch

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‘The Men from Praga’

‘The Men from Praga’

‘Over the bridge, across the Vistula, is Praga – / the Bear-Pit, the badlands, the concrete tower blocks’ – by Anne Berkeley

  • A poem by Anne Berkeley; introduced by James Crews

Poem Of The Week

‘Curse on a Child’

‘Curse on a Child’

‘May the love of your life get on at Ongar / Or wake up sleeping on Terminal 4’

  • A poem by Glyn Maxwell; introduced by Andrew McCulloch

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‘Trace Elements’

‘Trace Elements’

‘They stroll most oddly in and out of / small corners of your being’ – by Chris Wallace-Crabbe

  • A poem by Chris Wallace-Crabbe; introduced by Andrew McCulloch

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‘Kranich and Bach (Brand name of a piano no longer made)’

‘Kranich and Bach (Brand name of a piano no longer made)’

‘Impatience stutters on the keys; water turns / Through its rippling figures’ – by John Hollander

  • A poem by John Hollander; introduced by Fergus McGhee

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‘The Chimeras’

‘The Chimeras’

‘of him, poor foolish fellow, / Not a scrap is left, not even his name’

  • A poem by W. H. Auden; introduced by Andrew McCulloch

Poem Of The Week

‘First Photo’

‘First Photo’

‘My father folds my sister in one arm. / He smiles and hears the click of the machine’

  • A poem by Kieron Winn; introduced by James Crews

Poem Of The Week

‘The Hornet’

‘The Hornet’

‘October brought the last one of the year / And laid it sleeping on your window-frame’

  • A poem by George MacBeth; introduced by Andrew McCulloch

Poem Of The Week

‘Ter Conatus’

‘Ter Conatus’

‘In pity the rolled-up bales, standing / Silent in the fields’

  • A poem by Bernard O’Donoghue; introduced by Katie Mennis

Poem Of The Week

‘Galapagos’

‘Galapagos’

‘With FitzRoy’s twenty-two chronometers / Ticking on their shelves, Darwin, sick again, / Killed time’

  • A poem by Neil Curry; introduced by Andrew McCulloch