32 episodes

Poems to take your breath away. Hear contemporary poets reading their poems and talking about their inspiration and writing process. Plus Mark McGuinness reading classic poems and sharing his thoughts on what makes them great.

A Mouthful of Air: Poetry with Mark McGuinness Mark McGuinness

    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 13 Ratings

Poems to take your breath away. Hear contemporary poets reading their poems and talking about their inspiration and writing process. Plus Mark McGuinness reading classic poems and sharing his thoughts on what makes them great.

    From Tintern Abbey by William Wordsworth

    From Tintern Abbey by William Wordsworth

    Mark McGuinness reads and discusses an excerpt from ‘Tintern Abbey’ by William Wordsworth.



    For a full episode transcript go to: https://amouthfulofair.fm/tintern-abbey-william-wordsworth

    • 41 min
    The Room Between Us by Denise Saul

    The Room Between Us by Denise Saul

    Denise Saul reads ‘The Room Between Us’ and discusses the poem with Mark McGuinness.



    For a full episode transcript go to: https://amouthfulofair.fm/the-room-between-us-by-denise-saul

    • 30 min
    From Paradise Lost by John Milton

    From Paradise Lost by John Milton

    Mark McGuinness reads and discusses a passage from Paradise Lost Book VII by John Milton.



    For a full episode transcript go to: https://amouthfulofair.fm/from-paradise-lost-by-john-milton

    • 36 min
    The Parting Glass by Ian Duhig

    The Parting Glass by Ian Duhig

    Ian Duhig reads ‘The Parting Glass’ and discusses the poem with Mark McGuinness.



    For a full episode transcript go to: https://amouthfulofair.fm/the-parting-glass-by-ian-duhig

    • 38 min
    From Measure for Measure by William Shakespeare

    From Measure for Measure by William Shakespeare

    Mark McGuinness reads and discusses a speech from William Shakespeare’s play Measure for Measure, Act 3 Scene 1.



    For a full episode transcript go to: https://amouthfulofair.fm/measure-for-measure-william-shakespeare

    • 35 min
    Return to the Terminus by Kathy Pimlott

    Return to the Terminus by Kathy Pimlott

    Kathy Pimlott reads ‘Return to the Terminus’ and discusses the poem with Mark McGuinness.



    For a full episode transcript go to: https://amouthfulofair.fm/return-to-the-terminus-by-kathy-pimlott

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

GabtheCurmudgeon ,

Beautifully Presented!

This is an extraordinary podcast. The material is well researched and beautifully presented. I’ve been in a poetry slump for a few years and this has helped me appreciate it once more.

RJB - Texas ,

Really enjoying your podcast

Hi Mark,

I heard you on an author podcast and decided to check out your podcast. I am really enjoying this. It’s giving me a renewed appreciation of poetry. Thank you so much for doing this.

Mmmmmagic3461 ,

Essential and delightful

Dear Mark, you have opened up an avenue for creativity and language that feels miraculous to me. Listening to A Mouthful of Air today, I was moved to tears, by poetry! (A first for me.) Your show is essential, and delightful. Cheers and congratulations, from your friend Karen Lock Kolp :)

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