A Poet's Year

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AR01A White Page20110201

National Poet of Wales, Gillian Clarke, who has recently been awarded The Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry 2010, reads from her journal about life on her small holding in rural West Wales.

In this episode, a blizzard of snow, blocked roads and a frozen water pump test their survival skills.

The Welsh landscape and the healing power of nature are both driving forces in Gillian Clarke's poetry and prose.

These readings are adapted from At the Source: Prose Writings by Gillian Clarke, published by Carcanet.

The music is Clowns by Goldfrapp.

Producer: Willa King

BBC Cymru Wales.

Poet Gillian Clarke reads from her journal about life in rural West Wales.

AR02The Fruits Of Summer20110202

National Poet of Wales, Gillian Clarke, who has recently been awarded The Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry 2010, reads from her journal about life on her small holding in rural West Wales.

Bees, a successful harvest of hay and a family of swallows make a bountiful summer.

The Welsh landscape and the healing power of nature are both driving forces in Gillian Clarke's poetry and prose.

These readings are adapted from At the Source: Prose Writings by Gillian Clarke, published by Carcanet.

The music is Clowns by Goldfrapp.

Producer: Willa King

BBC Cymru Wales.

Bees, hay and swallows make a bountiful summer.

AR03 LASTThe Turning Of The Year20110203

National Poet of Wales, Gillian Clarke, who has recently been awarded The Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry 2010, reads from her journal about life on her small holding in rural West Wales.

The autumn crops of potatoes, beetroot, apple and blackberries are gathered and stored, and the honey is harvested.

The pond has a mysterious nocturnal visitor.

The Welsh landscape and the healing power of nature are both driving forces in Gillian Clarke's poetry and prose.

These readings are adapted from At the Source: Prose Writings by Gillian Clarke, published by Carcanet.

The music is Clowns by Goldfrapp.

Producer: Willa King

BBC Cymru Wales.

Potatoes, beetroot, and apples are gathered in, and the honey is harvested.