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 meets WH Auden in an art gallery and falls in love all over again.
Musée des Beaux Arts - WH Auden
Funeral Blues - WH Auden
Frank finds out when the Illegal Age began, with Ellen Hinsey.
Please note this podcast has some disturbing content.
The Illegal Age - Ellen Hinsey
Frank spends a dark night on Dover Beach with Matthew Arnold and, hold on, isn’t that Sophocles over there?
Dover Beach - Matthew Arnold
Stanzas from the Grande Chartreuse - Matthew Arnold
Tracy K Smith
Frank reads Tracy K Smith and finally gets his priorities right.
Wade in the Water - Tracy K Smith
Leaves of Grass – Walt Whitman
Political Poem – Tracy K Smith
Frank hits the high notes with Peter Riley and accidentally arrives at his favourite-ever definition of poetry.
Passing Measures – Peter Riley
The Little Watercolour at Sligo – Peter Riley
Do It Again – Peter Riley
Frank explores the wonders and horrors of city-life, with Denise Levertov and two dogs of disproportionate size.
The Rainwalkers by Denise Levertov
The Mutes by Denise Levertov