Books for Breakfast

18: Poems for Winter; Kathleen MacMahon, Helen Garner.

November 19, 2020 Peter Sirr
Books for Breakfast
18: Poems for Winter; Kathleen MacMahon, Helen Garner.
Show Notes

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

Poems read:

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.
Romance for Piano and Cello by Martijn de Boer (NiGiD) (c) copyright 2015 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial  (3.0) license. Ft: AT

Artwork by Freya Sirr

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