38 episodes

Frank Skinner loves poetry. And he thinks you might like it too. Join Frank each week as he takes you through some of his choice picks of poems. There may be laughter. There may be tears. There will certainly be poetry.
Frank Skinner's Poetry Podcast is produced by Sarah Bishop. It is an Avalon production for Bauer Media.

Frank Skinner's Poetry Podcast Absolute Radio

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    • 4.9 • 57 Ratings

Frank Skinner loves poetry. And he thinks you might like it too. Join Frank each week as he takes you through some of his choice picks of poems. There may be laughter. There may be tears. There will certainly be poetry.
Frank Skinner's Poetry Podcast is produced by Sarah Bishop. It is an Avalon production for Bauer Media.

    Sir Thomas Wyatt

    Sir Thomas Wyatt

    At last, our first jousting poet - Frank meets Sir Thomas Wyatt, head-on. The poems referenced are They Flee From Me and Farewell Love and All Thy Laws For Ever by Sir Thomas Wyatt.

    • 35 min
    Emily Dickinson

    Emily Dickinson

    Frank went on holiday with Emily Dickinson and came back in love with her poetry. The poems referenced are ‘After great pain, a formal feeling comes’, ‘One need not be a Chamber — to be Haunted’ and ‘A Wind That Rose’ by Emily Dickinson.

    • 42 min
    Clare Pollard

    Clare Pollard

    Vampires and mermaids - Frank falls under the spell of Clare Pollard’s fabulous poetry. The collection referenced is Changeling by Clare Pollard and the individual poems referenced are Zennor and Whitby.

    • 43 min
    Alfred Lord Tennyson

    Alfred Lord Tennyson

    Frank meets Alfred Lord Tennyson’s Lady of Shalott and finds out why Camelot is a bit of a lottery. The poems referenced are The Charge Of The Light Brigade and The Lady Of Shalott both by Tennyson.

    • 37 min
    Leontia Flynn

    Leontia Flynn

    Drunken nights and floppy discs - Frank gets excited about the poetry of Leontia Flynn. The collection referenced is Profit and Loss by Leontia Flynn and the individual poems referenced are Anecdote and The Floppy Disk.

    • 35 min
    The Mersey Sound

    The Mersey Sound

    Frank explains why the first poetry book he ever bought, The Mersey Sound, changed his life forever. The poems referenced are Without You and The New ‘Our Times’ by Adrian Henri, Where Are You Now, Batman, Party Piece and After Breakfast by Brian Patten, and On Picnics, Café Portraits and Let Me Die A Youngman’s Death by Roger McGough.

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
57 Ratings

57 Ratings

CheddarCheese1 ,

Love the love and the enthusiasm

I just stumbled over this podcast recently. I listened to 2 modern and 1 older poet and loved it all. If you want to know about poetry and already love it, I think you will love this.

Catfud59 ,

Who knew I’d like poetry

Frank drew me in - if Frank likes poetry then what am I missing? Poetry has evaded me in the past, I just didn’t connect with it or it with me, so how surprising that the Tennyson work was so familiar! Enjoying the podcast and I’m going to be dipping back into poetry again thanks Frank.

Taz ladki ,

Excellent and very accessible poetry analysis

Absolutely love this, I get so much extra out of poetry reading it with Frank - thank you

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