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Programmes looking at contemporary poetry

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Christopher Cook talks to poets Tony Harrison and Sean O'Brien about their latest work.

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Christopher Cook talks to poets Carol Ann Duffy and Alison Pryde, the latter of whom had her first book of poems published while in her 60s.

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Christopher Cook talks to poets Andrew Motion and Lavinia Greenlaw.

When Andrew Motion's book of selected poems is published next month, it will contain some earlier pieces which have been rewritten.

This is the starting point for a discussion about the business of writing poetry.

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guest poets Kate Clanchy and Helen Dunmore take a look at the changes that have taken place in the poetry written by women over the last 150 years.

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Tom Paulin and leading Polish poet Piotr Sommer take a look at poetry in Poland.

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Christopher Cook's guest poets, Linda France and Roy Fisher, share a love of jazz.

Here they look at the connections between jazz and poetry and read jazz-inspired poems.

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In the second of a six-part series about contemporary poetry, Christopher Cook talks to Jo Shapcott and Bill Herbert about their experiences of writing residencies - in Newcastle, Oxford and Cumbria - and the poetry that has inspired them.

/ In the first of a new six-part series about contemporary poetry, Christopher Cook talks to the distinguished Belfast-based poet Michael Longley, and one of Scotland's finest young poets Kathleen Jamie.

They have both used landscape and drawn on their own communities in their poetry.

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Contemporary poetry with Christopher Cook, whose guests Christopher Logue and Edwin Morgan discuss the business of translation and the poets whose work they have tackled, including Homer and Pushkin.

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Contemporary poetry with Christopher Cook whose guests Christopher Logue and Edwin Morgan discuss the business of translation and the poets whose work they have tackled, including Homer and Pushkin.

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Contemporary poetry with Christopher Cook, whose guests Michele Roberts and Stephen Romer reflect on their experience of living in both France and England and discuss the poems it has inspired.

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Contemporary poetry with Christopher Cook, whose guests David Dabydeen and Katrina Porteous discuss the sea as inspiration for the poetry from their recent collections.

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Christopher Cook talks to two popular and original poets for children - Jackie Kay and Ian Mcmillan - about writing for young people.

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Poetry and conversation with Christopher Cook, whose guests this week are the newly appointed poet laureate Andrew Motion, and Frieda Hughes, whose first book of poems published last year carries a dedication to a previous laureate - her father Ted Hughes.

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Poetry and conversation with Christopher Cook.

His guests this week are Wendy Cope and Kit Wright who share ideas about humour in poetry and read new unpublished poems, as well as old favourites.

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Poetry and conversation with Christopher Cook.

His guests this week are Wendy Cope and Kit Wright who share ideas about humour in poetry and read new, unpublished poems, as well as old favourites.

His guests this week are Welsh poets Sheenagh Pugh and Peter Finch.

The subjects under discussion include the poets' own work, Welsh poetry and language, the importance of small poetry publishing houses and modern trends in poetry.

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Poetry and conversation with Christopher Cook, whose guests Fleur Adcock and Peter Porter both lived on the other side of the world - in New Zealand and Australia - before settling here.

How has this affected their poetry?

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Poetry and conversation with Christopher Cook, whose guests Fleur Adcock and Peter Porter both lived across the other side of the world - in New Zealand and Australia - before settling here.

How has this affected their poetry? / Poetry and conversation with Christopher Cook.

His guests Maura Dooley and Don Paterson read work from their own collections and discuss the controversial business of putting together anthologies of other poets' works.

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Poetry and conversation with Christopher Cook.

Guests Blake Morrison and Glyn Maxwell discuss their different approaches to shaping a new collection of poems and read from their recent work.

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Poetry and conversation with Christopher Cook, whose guests this week are the popular Scottish poets Liz Lochhead and Robert Crawford.

Both have drawn on nationality, gender and an acute sense of place in their poems.

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Contemporary poetry with Christopher Cook, whose guests Penelope Shuttle and Vicki Feaver discuss the influence of mythology, motherhood and domesticity - and how those themes have shaped their work.

/ Poetry and conversation with Christopher Cook whose guests this week are the popular Scottish poets Liz Lochhead and Robert Crawford.

Both have drawn on nationality, gender and an acute sense of place in their poems.

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Irish poets Brendan Kennelly and Katie Donovan join Christopher Cook for a special programme from Dublin in which they discuss how their work has been influenced by their relationship with the city.

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Contemporary poetry with Christopher Cook featuring two of Britain's most celebrated poets: journalist, war correspondent and former Oxford professor of poetry James Fenton and the millennium poet Simon Armitage

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Contemporary poetry with Christopher Cook featuring two of Britain's most celebrated poets: journalist, war correspondent and former Oxford professor of poetry James Fenton, and the millennium poet Simon Armitage

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The last of the series in which Christopher Cook invites two leading poets who share some common ground to read their work and engage in lively conversation.

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Poetry and conversation presented by Christopher Cook and featuring Jean Binta Breeze and Michael Donaghy.

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Poetry and conversation from Sarah Maguire and John Burnside on the themes of gardening and wildlife.

Presented by Christopher Cook.

/ Poetry and conversation presented by Christopher Cook, featuring Jean Binta Breeze and Michael Donaghy.

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Christopher Cook introduces contemporary poetry and talks to his guests Hugo Williams and Amanda Dalton about how their work has been influenced by their contrasting experiences of school.

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Contemporary poetry with Christopher Cook, whose guests Elaine Feinstein and Jamie Mckendrick discuss the influences of Liverpool, Italy and translation on their work.

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Poetry and conversation presented by Christopher Cook, whose guests Gillian Clarke and Christopher Reid discuss writing for children.

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Christopher Cook takes the chair for a series of poetry and conversation with guest poets Wendy Cope and Roger Mcgough

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Christopher Cook takes the chair for a series of poetry and conversation with guest poets Ruth Padel and Carol Rumens.

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Christopher Cook takes the chair for a series of poetry and conversation, with guest poets Adrian Mitchell and Valerie Bloom

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Christopher Cook takes the chair for a series of poetry and conversation, with guest poets Monika Alvi and George Szirtes.

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Christopher Cook takes the chair for a series of poetry and conversation, with guest poets Peter Fallon and Peter Jay, both of whom are poetry publishers as well as writers.

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Christopher Cook takes the chair for a series of poetry and conversation.

He celebrates the work of the late Adrian Henri with guests Carol Ann Duffy, Brian Patten and Roger Mcgough

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Christopher Cook takes the chair for poetry and conversation.

He talks to Paul Muldoon, currently Oxford Professor of Poetry, who look back over his writing as he reaches his 50th birthday.

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Christopher Cook takes the chair for poetry and conversation.

He talks to Welsh poet Gwyneth Lewis, who celebrates watching her American cousin repair the Hubble space telescope, and Michael Symmons Roberts, who grew up in the shadow of the nuclear base at Greenham Common.

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Christopher Cook takes the chair for poetry and conversation.

He talks to two poets whose work combines sharp wit and social comment, Rita Ann Higgins, from Galway, and Julie O'Callaghan, who was born in Chicago and is now based in Dublin.

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Christopher Cook takes the chair for poetry and conversation, talking to two poets who have founded and edited influential poetry magazines, Craig Raine and Michael Schmidt.

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Christopher Cook takes the chair for poetry and conversation, discussing cross-cultural experiences of poverty, prejudice and hypocrisy in English and Asian society with Roshan Doug, Birmingham's poet laureate, and Imitiaz Dharker.

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Christopher Cook takes the chair for poetry and conversation with guests Tobias Hill and Susan Wicks.

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Christopher Cook takes the chair for poetry and conversation with Nigerian poet and Nobel Prize-winning writer Wole Soyinka.

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Christopher Cook takes the chair for poetry and conversation with Selima Hill, winner of this year's Whitbread Poetry Prize, and Irish poet Matthew Sweeney

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Christopher Cook takes the chair for poetry and conversation with guests Benjamin Zephaniah and Joolz Denby, two of the country's best-known performance poets.

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Christopher Cook takes the chair for poetry and conversation with guests.

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Christopher Cook takes the chair for poetry and conversation with Fred D'Aguiar and Peter Didbury.

They discuss the landscape of the North of England, belonging and imagination.

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Christopher Cook chairs a discussion of music, rhythm, comedy and politics with punk poet John Cooper Clarke and dub poet Jean Binta Breeze.

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Christopher Cook takes the chair for poetry and conversation with guests.

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In the first of six programmes about contemporary poetry, Christopher Cook talks to poets Tony Harrison and Sean O'brien about their latest work.

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In the second of six programmes about contemporary poetry, Christopher Cook talks to poets Alison Pryde, who published her first book of poems in her sixties, and Carol Ann Duffy.

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In the third of a six-part series about contemporary poetry, Christopher Cook talks to poets Andrew Motion and Lavinia Greenlaw

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In the fourth of a six-part series about contemporary poetry, Christopher Cook talks to poets Kate Clanchy and Helen Dunmore about the changes that have taken place in women's poetry over the last 150 years.

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In the fifth of six programmes about contemporary poetry, Christopher Cook and his guests Tom Paulin and leading Polish poet Piotr Sommer take a look at poetry in Poland.

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Christopher Cook and his guests poets Linda France and Roy Fisher look at the connections between jazz and contemporary poetry.