It’s not quite winter yet but we thought we’d begin with some poems to get us in the mood for the approaching season. Thanks to John O’Donnell, Jean O’Brien, Jane Clarke and Mark Granier for reading some of their favourite winter poems.
Today’s Toaster Challenge guest is Kathleen MacMahon, whose new novel Nothing But Blue Sky has recently been published. Kathleen’s choice is The Spare Room by Helen Garner
‘Lines for Winter’ by Mark Strand, read by John O’Donnell
‘Snow’ by Louis MacNeice, read by Jean O’Brien
‘Those Winter Sundays’ by Robert Hayden, read by Enda Wyley
‘Small Cold Poem’ by Sally Purcell, from Collected Poems , edited by Peter Jay, Anvil Press, 2004, read by Peter Sirr
‘Winter Love' by Linda Gregg, read by Peter Sirr
‘River Snow’ Liu Tsung-yuan, read by Peter Sirr
‘Mistaking the season’ by Yosa Buson, read by Peter Sirr
‘To Juan at the Winter Solstice’ by Robert Graves, read by Seán Lysaght
‘February Evening in New York' by Denise Levertov, read by Enda Wyley
‘Encounter' by Czeslaw Miłosz, read by Mark Granier
'Glacier' by Gillian Clarke, read by Jane Clarke
Intro/outro music: Colm Mac Con Iomaire, ‘Thou Shalt Not Carry’ from The Hare’s Corner, 2008, with thanks to Colm for permission to use it.
1000 Years by fourstones (c) copyright 2005 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/victor/2302
Romance for Piano and Cello by Martijn de Boer (NiGiD) (c) copyright 2015 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/NiGiD/50238 Ft: AT
Artwork by Freya Sirr
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