National Poetry Day

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Journeys20011004

Poet Laureate Andrew Motion introduces some of the poems he commissioned for National Poetry Day, each about some kind of journey.

The Windrose20001005

To celebrate National Poetry Day, new sonnets commissioned from distinguished poets are being broadcast throughout the day.

Each of the 14 poems in `The Windrose' reflects a compass point and is read by its author.

Andrew Motion, Poet Laureate, who chose the participants, introduces some of the poems, considers the ideas underlying `The Windrose' and reads his own contribution.