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The Poetry Podcast with Lance Pierson

Jun 20, 2021

In our 17th programme Lance reads the famous poem ‘Adlestrop’ by Edward Thomas (one of the last two poems describing England before the 1st World War) and then two related poems by others of the Dymock Poets: ‘The Golden Room’ by WW Gibson and ‘The Road Not Taken’ by Robert Frost.


May 17, 2021

In our 16th programme Lance reads one poem by each of the four poets: Keats’s ‘To Autumn’; Shelley’s ‘The Cloud’; Byron’s ‘She Walks in Beauty’; and Clare’s ‘Decay’.


Apr 12, 2021

In our 15th programme Lance reads four poems by the first generation of English Romantic poets: Wordsworth’s ‘Daffodils’ and an extract from ‘The Prelude’; and Coleridge’s ‘Kubla Khan’ and ‘My Baptismal Birth-day’.

The short poem 'Daffodils' is from Bad Bad Cats, (c) Roger McGough 1997.


Mar 17, 2021

In our 14th programme Lance reads one longer poem: ST Coleridge’s ‘The Rime of the Ancient Mariner’.


Feb 22, 2021

In our 13th programme Lance reads four Ballads, and there is one traditional song.  The song is ‘The Ballad of Barbara Allen’.  The traditional Ballads are ‘Sir Patrick Spens’ and ‘Get up and Bar the Door’.  The literary Ballads are John Keats’ ‘La Belle Dame Sans Merci’ and Charles Causley’s...