14 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 Bauer Media

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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.

    Alexander Pope

    Alexander Pope

    Couplets, cruelty and the occasional caning. Frank enters the poetical world of Alexander Pope.

    Poems Referenced
    Epistle to Dr. Arbuthnot - Alexander Pope

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Rita Dove

    Rita Dove

    Rita Dove teaches Frank the art of poetry and how to pull.

    Poems Referenced:
    Ars Poetica - Rita Dove
    Flirtation - Rita Dove

    • 35 min
    William Wordsworth

    William Wordsworth

    Frank walks the untrodden ways with William Wordsworth.

    Poems Referenced:
    She Dwelt Among the Untrodden Ways - William Wordsworth
    Spring – Alexander Pope
    The Tables Turned – William Wordsworth
    Strange Fits of Passion Have I Known – William Wordsworth
    A Slumber Did My Spirit Seal – William Wordsworth
    Three Years She Grew in Sun and Shower – William Wordsworth

    • 33 min
    Tadeusz Dabrowski

    Tadeusz Dabrowski

    Never mind the poetry, here’s the white bits. Frank has a wild night out with the Polish poet, Tadeusz Dabrowski.

    Poems Referenced:
    I Believe All Round the Clock - Tadeusz Dabrowski (translated from Polish by Antonia Lloyd-Jones)
    Soiree - Tadeusz Dabrowski (translated from Polish by Antonia Lloyd-Jones)
    Bunny Slope - Tadeusz Dabrowski (translated from Polish by Antonia Lloyd-Jones)

    • 33 min
    Cathy Park Hong

    Cathy Park Hong

    Frank has always had a fascination with the Wild West. In this episode he explores the macabre Western ballads of Cathy Park Hong.

    This podcast contains some disturbing images.

    Poems Referenced:
    Abecedarian Western - Cathy Park Hong
    Ballad in I – Cathy Park Hong
    The Song of Katydids – Cathy Park Hong
    From ‘Fort Ballads’
    Ballad of the Range – Cathy Park Hong
    Ballad of Fort Mann – Cathy Park Hong
    Ballad of Grace – Cathy Park Hong

    • 35 min
    Liz Berry

    Liz Berry

    Frank begins series 2 with a poem that made him cry in a hotel room. He shares a slice of his ‘unfashionable’ hometown in Liz Berry’s 'Birmingham Roller’.

    Poems Referenced:
    Bird – Liz Berry
    Birmingham Roller – Liz Berry
    The Sea of Talk – Liz Berry

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
1.4K Ratings

1.4K Ratings

zanekand ,

Well done

I’ve been surprised at the lack of poetry on podcasts out there and the dullness of those that are out there. Thanks, Frank, for making poetry beautiful again for me.

Judith Frank ,

Fantastic stuff

Can’t tell you just how emotional listening to your take on these poems have made me feel. I’ve always been a fan of poetry but now feel that I’ve been missing the whole essence of most of them. Breaking them down into chunks and filtering through the meaning adds so much more to their understanding and it’s an absolute joy to listen to them. Fantastic choice of poets and a broad spectrum of styles. Thanks Frank, you’ve brought my soul back to life.

fresh hell fan ,

Recommended

Don’t like football am indifferent about the wild west , but love this podcast . Simply a breath of fresh air thank you frank.

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