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  1. American Poets: The Spoken Word (2010)

    Subject
    English language and literature
    Distribution
    Sale, Audio (CD, 210 minutes), £20.00

    This three CD set is a companion to the British Poets compilation. Around 30 poets are included, from Gertrude Stein, born in 1874, to Amiri Baraka, born in 1934. The 20th century was a time of enormous...

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  2. Becoming Emily- A Portrait of Emily Dickinson Through Her Poems and Letters (2010)

    Director
    Norman Worrall; Marcus Korhonen
    Subject
    English language and literature
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 80 minutes), £12.50

    The DVD includes some forty poems and thirty letter extracts written by Emily Dickinson. Emily Dickinson’s stature as a major poet has taken many years to emerge. Through dramatisations this film imagines...

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  3. From Shakespeare with Love (Unabridged Selections) (2009 Audio)

    Director
    David Timson
    Subject
    Literature
    Distribution
    Audio (CD), £6.97

    70 of Shakespeare’s sonnets read unabridged by actors including David Tennant, Anton Lesser and Juliet Stevenson. Directed and selected by David Timson.

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  4. Poet’s Guide to Britain, A (2009)

    Subject
    English language and literature
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 180 minutes), £15.99

    Acclaimed poet and author Owen Sheers presents this enlightening series in which he looks at six great works of poetry about the British landscape. The poems by William Wordsworth, Matthew Arnold, Lynette...

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  5. Stevie Smith: The Spoken Word (2009)

    Subject
    English language and literature; Literature
    Distribution
    Sale, Audio (CD, 68 minutes), £10.00

    This CD collects 50 poems and songs read by Stevie Smith and recorded for the BBC over the period 1956-1968. It includes many of Smith’s best-known titles, including Not Waving but Drowning, Thoughts about...

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  6. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (2009)

    Subject
    English language and literature
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 60 minutes), £195.00

    Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is an alliterative poem which was written in the late fourteenth century by an anonymous poet. Simon Armitage presents this programme which goes on the trail of the Gawain...

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  7. Seamus Heaney: Collected Poems (2009)

    Subject
    Literature
    Distribution
    Sale, Audio (CD, 720 minutes), 74.99 Euros

    This fifteen CD box set was released in 2009 to celebrate Seamus Heaney’s 70th birthday and features the poet reading his entire poetic oeuvre. Heaney reads the poems in chronological order, working his...

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  8. Artist and the Poet, The: Ted Hughes and Leonard Baskin in Conversation (2009)

    Director
    Noel Chanan
    Subject
    Art; Literature
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 0 PAL), £13.00

    In 1983 the poet laureate Ted Hughes and renowned American printmaker and sculptor Leonard Baskin, his collaborator for many years on illustrated books of Hughes’s poems, took part in an audio recording in...

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  9. Lady of Shallot, The (2009)

    Subject
    English language and literature
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 0 PAL, 43 minutes)

    In celebration of the 2009 bicentenary of the birth of Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809-1892) WAG Screen made this short, filmed dramatisation of the poem ‘The Lady of Shalott’. Inspiration for the visual...

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  10. Poetry of Sorley Maclean, The (2009)

    Subject
    Literature

    A short online course on the work of Sorley MacLean (1911-1998), who is now regarded as one of the greatest Scottish poets of the twentieth century. However, until the 1970s, his verse was known by very few...

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