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Frank explains why the first poetry book he ever bought, The Mersey Sound, changed his life forever. The poems referenced are Without You and The New ‘Our Times’ by Adrian Henri, Where Are You Now, Batman, Party Piece and After Breakfast by Brian Patten, and On Picnics, Café Portraits and Let Me Die A Youngman’s Death by Roger McGough.…
 
Frank walks the untrodden ways with William Wordsworth.Poems Referenced:She Dwelt Among the Untrodden Ways - William WordsworthSpring – Alexander PopeThe Tables Turned – William WordsworthStrange Fits of Passion Have I Known – William WordsworthA Slumber Did My Spirit Seal – William WordsworthThree Years She Grew in Sun and Shower – William Wordswo…
 
Never mind the poetry, here’s the white bits. Frank has a wild night out with the Polish poet, Tadeusz Dabrowski.Poems Referenced:I Believe All Round the Clock - Tadeusz Dabrowski (translated from Polish by Antonia Lloyd-Jones)Soiree - Tadeusz Dabrowski (translated from Polish by Antonia Lloyd-Jones)Bunny Slope - Tadeusz Dabrowski (translated from …
 
Frank has always had a fascination with the Wild West. In this episode he explores the macabre Western ballads of Cathy Park Hong. This podcast contains some disturbing images.Poems Referenced:Abecedarian Western - Cathy Park HongBallad in I – Cathy Park HongThe Song of Katydids – Cathy Park HongFrom ‘Fort Ballads’Ballad of the Range – Cathy Park H…
 
Frank Skinner celebrates the Beat Poets – a generation of poets in the 1940s and 50s who rebelled against American conventions, championed ‘spontaneous writing’, and won over Frank in a school assembly.Poems referenced include:Lawrence Ferlinghetti - Sometime During EternityGregory Corso - Man About to Enter SeaAllen Ginsberg - Sunflower SutraWilli…
 
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