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The Poetry Exchange Podcast shares the conversations we have been having with people about Poems as Friends.

In each 20-minute episode you will hear an individual talking about a poem that has been a friend to them, as well as the ‘gift’ recording of the poem that has been made for them, in response to their thoughts and feelings about the poem.

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'Ae Fond Kiss' by Robert Burns & 'I Am' by John Clare

Friends to Brian Cox

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'A Recovered Memory of Water' by Nuala Ní Dhomnhaill

Friend to Pádraig Ó Tuama

HERBERT

'Love'

by George Herbert

Poem as Friend to Andrew Scott

HARRISON

'Turns'

by Tony Harrison

Poem as Friend to Maxine

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Spring and Fall

by Gerard Manley Hopkins

A Friend to Vahni Capildeo

Adrienne Rich & Ballet Black

'Then or Now' - a poem score of Adrienne Rich poetry for

Ballet Black

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Vers de Société

by Philip Larkin - 

A Friend to

Stephen Beresford

GUNN

'The Hug'

by Thom Gunn

Poem as Friend to Sam

In this special feature length episode, recorded live at Latitude Festival, Nadine Shah and Hannah Jane Walker talk about the poems that have been friends to them.

LATITUDE FESTIVAL

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Remember by Joy Harjo

Poem as Friend to

Rachel Eliza Griffiths

DURCAN

'The Death by Heroin of Sid Vicious'

by Paul Durcan

Poem as Friend to John

DUNN

'5 AM' by Roxy Dunn 

Poem as Friend to Paterson

OWEN

'Dulce et Decorum Est'

by Wilfred Owen

Poem as Friend to Joolz

YEATS

'The Second Coming' by W. B. Yeats

Poem as Friend to Dominic

GODDEN

'This Poem' by Salena Godden

Poem as Friend to Dan

CAVAFY

'Return' by C. P. Cavafy

Poem as Friend to John 

RILKE

'How Surely Gravity's Law' by Rainer Maria Rilke

Poem as Friend to Lisa

CARTER

'Proem' by Martin Carter

Poem as Friend to Nicholas

HALLETT

'How The World Gets Bigger'

by Alison Hallett

Poem as Friend to Roxy

YEATS

'The Lake Isle Of Innisfree'

by W. B. Yeats

Poem as Friend to Tom

HUGHES

'The Negro Speaks Of Rivers'

by Langston Hughes

Poem as Friend to Roy

DUFFY

'Last Post' by Carol Ann Duffy

Poem as Friend to Jackie

LARKIN

'This Be The Verse' by Philip Larkin

Poem as Friend to Hannah

FRIED

'Dich' / 'You' by Erich Fried

Poem as Friend to Katharine

NERUDA

'Barcarole' by Pablo Neruda

Poem as Friend to Mark

RUMI

'The Guest House' by Rumi

Poem as Friend to Yasmin

HOLUB

The  Moth by Miroslav Holub

Poem as Friend to Claudia

CHELOTTI

Compost by Dan Chelotti

Poem as Friend to Alice

HEANEY

A Kite For Aibhín by Seamus Heaney

Poem as Friend to Fiona

O'HARA

Poem (Lana Turner Has Collapsed) by Frank O'Hara

Poem as Friend to Harry

WALCOTT

For Sigrid by Derek Walcott

Poem as Friend to Mark

LAWRENCE

Restlessness by D. H. Lawrence

Poem as Friend to Alison

HARRISON

'Continuous' by Tony Harrison 

Poem as Friend to Peter

THOMAS

'The force that through the green fuse drives the flower'

by Dylan Thomas

Poem as Friend to Angela

GIBRAN

'On Children' by Khalil Gibran

Poem as Friend to Hafsah

SHAPCOTT

'Of Mutability' by Jo Shapcott

Poem as Friend to Hannah

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SEFERIS

'Mathios Paskalis Among the Roses' by George Seferis

Poem as Friend to John

DUFFY

'Prayer' by Carol Ann Duffy

Poem as Friend to Tricia

HERBERT

'Love' by George Herbert

Poem as Friend to Jonathan 

SEXTON

'The Fury of Overshoes'

by Anne Sexton

Poem as Friend to Laura

LAWRENCE

'I am Like a Rose' by D. H. Lawrence

Poem as Friend to Mary Anne

MILNE

'The Island' by A. A. Milne 

Poem as Friend to Liis

MUIR

'The Transfiguration' by Edwin Muir

Poem as Friend to Margaret

GENEVIEVE

'Seachange'

by Kate Genevieve

Poem as Friend to Prasanna

MILLAY

'Ashes of Life'

by Edna St. Vincent Millay

Poem as Friend to Laura

ALEXANDER

'Ars Poetica #100: I Believe'

by Elizabeth Alexander

Poem as Friend to John

De Ceder / The Cedar by Han G. Hoekstra - Poem as Friend to Alida

HOEKSTRA

WHITMAN

'Oh Captain! My Captain!'

by Walt Whitman

Poem as Friend to Farah