A Book Of Hours

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19991007

For National Poetry Day, Radio 4 has commissioned 14 new poems from distinguished writers chosen by the poet laureate Andrew Motion, to be broadcast throughout the day.

Each poem is about the time of day at which it is heard, and they are all read by the authors.

Here, Andrew Motion introduces some of the poems, considers the ideas underlying this contemporary book of hours, and contributes a new poem of his own.

19991007

For National Poetry Day, Radio 4 has commissioned 14 new poems from distinguished writers chosen by the poet laureate Andrew Motion, to be broadcast throughout the day.

Each poem is about the time of day at which it is heard, and they are all read by the authors.

Here, Andrew Motion introduces some of the poems, considers the ideas underlying this contemporary book of hours, and contributes a new poem of his own.