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A profile of the Polish poet Cseslaw Milosz, who will by 90 at the end of this week.

Born in the countryside of Lithuania before the Russian Revolution, Milosz witnessed the destruction of Warsaw during the Second World War, lived in exile in France and California and, in 1980, was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.

The programme mimics the alphabetical form of Milosz's recent memoirs and includes contributions from Seamus Heaney, Helen Vendler, Thomas Venclova and Adam Zagakewski.