Tell Me The Truth About Love

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0120130211

For Valentine's week, the Poet Laureate, Carol Ann Duffy, explores the heady world of love poetry from first flush to final parting. She argues that love poems are the poems that continue to have the most profound and lasting impact on the general reader, and examines enduring images and themes across ages and cultures. In conversation with other love poets, Carol Ann celebrates the great poems of love and explores poets' responses to love's mysteries. Each of the five programmes in the series looks at a different stage in the development of a relationship. Today's episode focuses on the excitement of a first meeting and the headiness of early infatuation. Presented by Carol Ann Duffy. Produced by Emma Harding

0220130212

For Valentine's week, the Poet Laureate, Carol Ann Duffy, celebrates the long tradition of love poetry, in a series that examines poems from each stage in a relationship. In conversation with other love poets, Carol Ann explores some of the world's greatest love poems, as well as some hidden gems. What makes the perfect love poem? Each of the five programmes in the series examines a different stage in the development of a relationship and today's episode looks at poets' different seduction strategies. Presented by Carol Ann Duffy. Produced by Emma Harding

0320130213

For Valentine's week, the Poet Laureate, Carol Ann Duffy, explores the heady world of love poetry from first flush to final parting. In conversation with other love poets, Carol Ann celebrates the great poems of love and explores poets' responses to love's mysteries. Each of the five programmes in the series looks at a different stage in the development of a relationship. Today's episode explores poems that commemorate the making of vows, including the world's oldest love poem. Presented by Carol Ann Duffy. Produced by Emma Harding

0420130214

On Valentine's Day, the Poet Laureate, Carol Ann Duffy, celebrates the long and rich tradition of love poetry. In conversation with other love poets, Carol Ann examines some of the greatest love poems and explores different poetic responses to love's mysteries. Each of the five programmes in the series looks at a different stage in the development of a relationship. Today's episode focuses on poems that explore the highs and lows of a long-term relationship. Presented by Carol Ann Duffy. Produced by Emma Harding. 'John Anderson, my Jo' performed by Cast, from the album, Colours of Lichen (Greentrax Recordings).

Readings by Robert Blythe, Michael Shelford and Nicholas Murchie

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For Valentine's week, the Poet Laureate, Carol Ann Duffy, explores the heady world of love poetry from first flush to final parting. She argues that love poems are the poems that continue to have the most profound and lasting impact on the general reader, and examines enduring images and themes across ages and cultures. Each of the five programmes in the series looks at a different stage in the development of a relationship and today's episode explores poems of loss and separation. Presented by Carol Ann Duffy. Produced by Emma Harding.