Desert Island Poems 2013

Desert Island Poems 2013

Dr Ronald Blythe with Dr Frances Ward

4 March 2013

Dr Ronald Blythe was the castaway for Desert Island Poems that was co-hosted by SPS and Mosaic Poets of Colchester. Dr Frances Ward, Dean of St Edmondsbury, was the interviewer.

The venue was Christchurch, Ireton Road, Colchester, and was packed to overflowing.

The readers of the poems had been recruited from the various poetry cafés in Suffolk and also from the Mosaic poetry group.

Alan Bullard provided musical breaks from the piano.

The poems selected by Ronald Blythe, and the readers, were:

Poem Poet Reader Café
IthacaConstantine P. Cavafy Cameron Hawke Smith Sudbury Café Poets
The Nightingale’s NestJohn Clare Richard Whiting Poetry Aloud, Bury St Edmunds
An Arundel TombPhilip Larkin Jenny Chantler Poetry Aloud, Bury St Edmunds
Miss Gee W. H. Auden Sheena Clover Mosaic
Cervières Sidney Keyes Elizabeth Norman Sudbury Café Poets
In the BeginningRonald Blythe Richard MaslenPinky’s, Halesworth
When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom’dWalt WhitmanKaaren WhitneyNew Words:Fresh Voices, Lowestoft
Beeny CliffThomas Hardy Henrietta Maslen Pinky’s, Halesworth
Correspondence R.S. Thomas David Canning Mosaic

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