poetry please - bbc radio 4 programme seeks requests

Debate on Leonard Cohen's poetry (and novels), both published and unpublished. Song lyrics may also be discussed here.
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poetry please - bbc radio 4 programme seeks requests

Postby sebmelmoth2003 » Fri Mar 21, 2014 1:34 pm

i don't think i've ever heard a leonard poem requested - although i haven't heard every programme.

next series begins in april.

they're especially interested in requests for : music set to poems and poems set to music.

also food poems.

submit requests with your (approximate) geographical location so the presenter can read out where you are.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/features/po ... e/contact/
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Re: poetry please - bbc radio 4 programme seeks requests

Postby david birkett » Fri Sep 05, 2014 1:17 am

Just submitted a request for Song from Let us Compare Mythologies, thusly.' I'd like to request 'Song' by Leonard Cohen, on page 41 of Let us Compare Mythologies (isbn 9780061173752). Cohen's origins and qualities as a poet deserve to better-known, and this exemplifies his combination of mythological, spiritual and romantic concerns and voices, delivered in a ballad form that reads as deceptively effortless.'
The Ogre does what ogres can,
Deeds quite impossible for Man,
But one prize is beyond his reach:
The Ogre cannot master speech.
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Re: poetry please - bbc radio 4 programme seeks requests

Postby Supplement Facts » Fri Apr 17, 2015 7:30 am

Please Contact Sarah Drews Lucas. Lives in the West of England. Ask her to recite the Latin version of the Leonard Cohen. At one time she knew it by heart. She loves Cohen's poem. She loved this translation. She's a philospher. Finishing her degree.
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Re: poetry please - bbc radio 4 programme seeks requests

Postby Supplement Facts » Tue Apr 21, 2015 9:11 am

The undisputed world-wide queen: Kim Rosen with Jami Sieber
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ix4nIHzz4-o
First one on a Google search.

And yes, she has a web-site. And yes, she teaches workshops. And yes, she's a hell of a performer. and yes, she loves L.C.'s work. Of course. For decades now.
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