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    • The Poetry of Gerard Manley Hopkins

    • Written by: Gerard Manley Hopkins
    • Narrated by: Richard Mitchley, Ghizela Rowe, Gideon Wagner
    • Length: 1 hr and 12 mins
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    In January 1866 Hopkins composed his most ascetic poem, The Habit of Perfection, but a few days later he included poetry in the list of things to be given up for Lent. In July he decided to become a Catholic, and by May 1868 Hopkins firmly 'resolved to be religious'. Less than a week later, he made a bonfire of his poems and ceased to write for almost seven years.

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    • The Sea - An Element in Verse: Volume 2

    • Written by: Alfred Lord Tennyson, Algernon Charles Swinburne, John Keats, and others
    • Narrated by: Gideon Wagner, Ghizela Rowe
    • Length: 1 hr and 13 mins
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    The seas and oceans have a mystical power over us: From a playful day at the beach to the hysterical waves of a storm, this ever-changing element evokes both beauty and fear. Its great mass, its shimmering beauty, its raging howl, and all in colours from blue to grey to green and crystal clear. In these collections of verse our poets - including Tennyson, Swinburne, Keats, Shelley, and many others - explore the relationship between ourselves and the great mystical waters.

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    • The Sea - An Element in Verse: Volume 1

    • Written by: Alfred Lord Tennyson, Algernon Charles Swinburne, John Keats, and others
    • Narrated by: Gideon Wagner, Ghizela Rowe
    • Length: 1 hr and 10 mins
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    The seas and oceans have a mystical power over us: From a playful day at the beach to the hysterical waves of a storm, this ever-changing element evokes both beauty and fear; its great mass, its shimmering beauty, its raging howl and all in colours from blue to grey to green and crystal clear. In these collections of verse our poets - including Tennyson, Swinburne, Keats, Shelley, and many others - explore the relationship between ourselves and the great mystical waters.

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    • Shakespeare's MACBETH

    • Written by: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Gideon Wagner
    • Length: 15 mins
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    Macbeth, a general of the army of Duncan, King of Scotland, rises through the ranks after victory over the rebel MacDonald. Inspired by three witches' prediction that he would become king, he and his wife murder Duncan, and he becomes King of Scotland himself. The heir, Malcolm, flees to England, where he is joined by Macduff, the loyal Thane of Fife.

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    • The Top 50 Poems

    • Written by: Rudyard Kipling, Wilfred Owen, John Keats
    • Narrated by: Richard Mitchley, Ghizela Rowe, Gideon Wagner
    • Length: 2 hrs and 43 mins
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    Sometimes we just want the best. But that involves choices, judgements, decisions. And that all depends on our feelings, our mood at the time. Even more so with poetry. Would we like a little more pathos, or love, or humour with that? Can we only choose one Keats? And ’If’? Surely Kipling wrote something else? So difficult to decide. This one or that? Is it easier to choose your 50 favourite poets or your 50 favourite poems?

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    • The Poetry of Night - Volume 1

    • Written by: Lord Byron, Radclyffe Hall, Thomas Hood
    • Narrated by: Richard Mitchley, Ghizela Rowe, Gideon Wagner
    • Length: 1 hr and 21 mins
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    Night. The day has gone. Departed. And the dark embrace, the inky shadows of night descend. For many a time to unwind and slumber. For some a nagging doubt that all is not well. That some primeval and primordial happening may yet go bump in the night. But for our poets the night is a time of wonder and imagination as well as many other emotions and feelings. Among our ranks of gloried talents are Keats, Coleridge, William Morris, DH Lawrence, Whitman, Longfellow and many more besides. Their descriptions capture what they see and feel as perhaps only a poet can.

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    • The Poetry of Andrew Marvell

    • Written by: Andrew Marvell
    • Narrated by: Richard Mitchley, Ghizela Rowe, Gideon Wagner
    • Length: 1 hr and 7 mins
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    Andrew Marvell was born in Winestead-in-Holderness, in the East Riding of Yorkshire on March 31st, 1621. He was educated at Hull Grammar School, and at the age of 13 he attended Trinity College, Cambridge, and eventually received his BA degree. It is thought that in 1642 Marvell travelled in Europe and, while England was embroiled in its civil war, remained there until 1647, mastering several languages including French, Italian and Spanish.

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    • The Poetry of World War I - Volume I - An Anthology

    • Written by: Wilfred Owen, Charles Sorley, Edward Thomas
    • Narrated by: Richard Mitchley, Ghizela Rowe, Gideon Wagner
    • Length: 3 hrs and 29 mins
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    In the war a great volume of poetry was written, produced and published in books, periodicals, newspapers or letters back to home. We often think of war as a necessity. We fight for a more just and better world. We often fail. But in our poets we gain a truth and a morality that shocks us, consoles us and holds our values to the light. In this volume we hear poems from the front, from home, from soldiers, from auxiliaries, from friend and from foe.

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    • Victory for the Slain

    • Written by: Hugh Lofting
    • Narrated by: Gideon Wagner, Ghizela Rowe
    • Length: 56 mins
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    Hugh John Lofting was born in Maidenhead, Berkshire, on January 14th, 1886 to English and Irish parents. Lofting was initially educated at Mount St Mary’s College in Spinkhill, Derbyshire, a Jesuit boarding school, from the age of eight. By 1905, at age 18, he was to study abroad, taking classes in civil engineering at the esteemed Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the USA. Thereafter he embarked on a quest to travel widely before settling down to write of his adventures.

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    • The Lake Poets

    • Written by: William Wordsworth, Robert Southey, Samuel Taylor Coleridge
    • Narrated by: Richard Mitchley, Ghizela Rowe, Gideon Wagner
    • Length: 1 hr and 51 mins
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    Strictly speaking The Lake Poets were not a movement or school of poetry. They were only so named as such by The Edinburgh Review so that they could be disparaged. It was a spectacular backfire! The three main figures would be rightly seen as among the most monumental figures in English poetry - William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge and the underrated but immense Robert Southey, himself a 30-year poet laureate.

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    • The Poetry of John Donne

    • Written by: John Donne
    • Narrated by: Richard Mitchley, Ghizela Rowe, Gideon Wagner
    • Length: 59 mins
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    John Donne was born on 22nd January 1572 in London into a Roman Catholic family when Catholicism was illegal in England and there was turbulence and unrest with both state and church throughout much of Europe. His father, also named John, died when he was four, and his mother, Elizabeth Heywood, married a wealthy widower, ensuring the family were looked after. He received a good education in both Oxford and Cambridge but was unable to obtain a degree without taking the Oath of Supremacy, which as a Catholic he refused to do.

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    • The Poetry of William Cowper

    • Written by: William Cowper
    • Narrated by: Ghizela Rowe, Jake Urry, Gideon Wagner
    • Length: 58 mins
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    William Cowper was born 26th November 1731 in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire. Traumatically he and his brother, John, were the only siblings, out of seven, to survive infancy. His mother died when he was six. In 1763 he was offered a Clerkship of Journals in the House of Lords. With the examinations approaching, Cowper had a mental breakdown. He tried to commit suicide three times, and a period of depression and insanity seemed to settle on him. The end of this unhappy period saw him finding refuge in evangelical Christianity, becoming the inspiration behind his much-loved hymns. 

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    • The Poetry of Adelaide Anne Proctor

    • Written by: Adelaide Anne Proctor
    • Narrated by: Jake Urry, Ghizela Rowe, Gideon Wagner
    • Length: 1 hr and 12 mins
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    Adelaide Anne Procter was born on 30th October, 1825 at 25 Bedford Square in the Bloomsbury district of London. Her literary career began whilst still a teenager. Many of her poems were published by the great Charles Dickens in his periodicals Household Words and All the Year Round before being later published in book form. 

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    • The Poetry of Morning

    • Written by: D. H. Lawrence, Alfred Lord Tennyson, Robert Louis Stevenson
    • Narrated by: Richard Mitchley, Ghizela Rowe, Gideon Wagner
    • Length: 1 hr and 2 mins
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    Over the far horizon the blanket of night begins to slowly dissolve. The sun is once more on its daily journey across the heavens. The light begins to sharpen and increase in intensity, revealing the landscape. Morning has begun, and dazed heads and sleepy faces come to terms with the new day. Our poets capture the mood, the emotions and all manner of other details in their descriptions of this time. But then with the calibre of wordsmiths such as Tennyson, Wordsworth, Milton, Southey, Donne and many more besides, we are almost spoilt.

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    • The Poetry of Michael Drayton

    • Written by: Michael Drayton
    • Narrated by: Richard Mitchley, Ghizela Rowe, Gideon Wagner
    • Length: 1 hr and 1 min
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    Michael Drayton was born in 1563 at Hartshill, near Nuneaton, Warwickshire, England. The facts of his early life remain unknown. Drayton first published, in 1590, a volume of spiritual poems: The Harmony of the Church. Ironically the Archbishop of Canterbury seized almost the entire edition and had it destroyed. In 1593 he published Idea: The Shepherd's Garland, nine pastorals celebrating his own love-sorrows under the poetic name of Rowland. This was later expanded to a 64-sonnet cycle.

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    • The Poetry of John Milton

    • Written by: John Milton
    • Narrated by: Richard Mitchley, Ghizela Rowe, Gideon Wagner
    • Length: 1 hr and 3 mins
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    Milton was to now publish his greatest works, which had been gestating for many years. Paradise Lost, perhaps the classic English epic poem was originally published in 10 books in 1667. This was followed by Paradise Regained and Samson Agonistes in 1671. Because of his anti-monarchy views their reception was muted, but over the centuries since, Milton has established himself as second only to Shakespeare. He died of kidney failure on November 8th, 1674, and was buried in the church of St Giles Cripplegate.

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    • John Keats - A Tribute in Verse

    • Written by: Percy Bysshe Shelley, Sara Teasdale, Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: Richard Mitchley, Ghizela Rowe, Gideon Wagner
    • Length: 1 hr and 2 mins
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    Keats. A short life but a legacy of works that few, if any, can rival. And of course his end was to be tragically Romantic. Keats was returning one night to his home in Hampstead when he coughed. He coughed a single drop of blue blood upon his hand and said, ‘I know the colour of that blood, it is arterial blood, it is my death warrant, I must die’. And so it was that tuberculosis took its slow, devastating hold.

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    • The Poetry of John Clare

    • Written by: John Clare
    • Narrated by: Richard Mitchley, Ghizela Rowe, Gideon Wagner
    • Length: 1 hr and 14 mins
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    John Clare was born on 13th July, 1793 in Helpston, a few miles north of Peterborough. Schooled only until the age of 12, his early career was that of agricultural labourer, pot boy, gardener and lime burner. His early life of hardship and frequent malnutrition led to his diminutive stature of five feet and contributed to his later health problems. In 1820 his first poems were published and began to earn him a reputation as the 'Northamptonshire Peasant Poet'. His poetry sold well, but only occasionally did that and other incomes keep his head above water.

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    • The Graveyard Poets

    • Written by: Thomas Gray, Thomas Dermondy, Hannah Cowley
    • Narrated by: Richard Mitchley, Ghizela Rowe, Gideon Wagner
    • Length: 1 hr and 30 mins
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    The Graveyard Poets, also known as 'Churchyard Poets' or 'the Boneyard Boys' began in pre-Romantic days with a leaning towards gloom, melancholy and the general decay of churchyards. It should be remembered that in the 18th century city graveyards were a teeming mass of overcrowding and disease, their country brethren better but hardly idylls of worship. What would eventually lead to the Gothic literary genre began, in the main, with reflections by Christian clergymen upon God, mortality and the assumed afterlife.

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    • The Poetry of Algeron Charles Swinburne

    • Written by: Algernon Charles Swinburne
    • Narrated by: Richard Mitchley, Ghizela Rowe, Gideon Wagner
    • Length: 1 hr and 1 min
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    Algernon Charles Swinburne was born on April 5th, 1837, in London, into a wealthy Northumbrian family. He was educated at Eton and at Balliol College, Oxford, but did not complete a degree. In 1860 Swinburne published two verse dramas but achieved his first literary success in 1865 with Atalanta in Calydon, written in the form of classical Greek tragedy. The following year Poems and Ballads brought him instant notoriety. He was now identified with 'indecent' themes and the precept of art for art's sake. 

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