Poetry and English Literature

Poetry and English Literature

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Random unqualified persons read and discuss English Poetry.


Byron The Darkness
Jun 16 • 95 min
The pod considers Lord Byron’s 1816 poem The Darkness.
Christina Rossetti Heart’s Chill Between ‘Aloof’ (from The Thread of Life) In an Artist’s Studio
May 28 • 105 min
We discuss three poems by Christina Rossetti
Seamus Heaney Follower Scaffolding Badgers
May 10 • 104 min
The crew discuss three Seamus Heaney poems: Follower Scaffolding and Badgers
W.B. Yeats Second Coming Byzantium Long Legged Fly
Apr 28 • 98 min
The team dive in to three poems by WB Yeats.Comments/suggestions welcomed at poetrypodcats@gmail.com
John Donne Apparition Song St Lucie’s Day
Apr 18 • 120 min
A first encounter with three John Donne poems.Poetrypodcats@gmail.com
Sir John Betjeman Deaf Man Youth and Age Subaltern’s Love
Apr 8 • 110 min
Discussed areSloughOn a Portrait of a Deaf ManYouth and Age on Beaulieu River HantsA Subaltern’s Love Song
Robert Graves Dead Cow Farm The Cool Web A Childs Nightmare
Mar 28 • 107 min
More of major poets being encountered by amateurs.
Edward Thomas The Manor Farm Haymaking As the Teams Head Brass
Jan 2 • 81 min
Two unqualified persons who have done v little research dive in to the poetry of Edward Thomas.
Ted Hughes The Bear Hawk Roosting Meeting
Oct 17, 2019 • 65 min
Me and Rob read and discuss three Ted Hughes poems: The Bear, Hawk Roosting and Meeting
Love Conquers All Shakespeare’s Sonnet
Oct 13, 2019 • 30 min
This is a reading and some discussion of Shakespeare’s sonnet Love Conquers All.It is also the first episode of the pod in which technical and structural issues are discussed!