Bordeaux Bay

Bordeaux Bay
Watercolour by Tony Taylor http://www.paintingbreaksguernsey.com

Sunday, 18 October 2015

POETS' CORNER

Documentaries of two great Twentieth Century poets recently featured on BBC television and both films are still available on BBC iplayer.
For those unfamiliar with iplayer, it's a catch-up service easily accessed through a computer, enabling you to view selected BBC programmes for several weeks after they're first broadcast.
The life and works of former Poet Laureate, Ted Hughes and the enigmatic genius, Philip Larkin, were each examined with considerable insight in two very different documentaries.
Both provided a perceptive glimpse into the life and times that shaped the poet's work.
I recommend you seek them out while they're still available or simply click on one of the links below:-



http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b06j7pkl/ted-hughes-stronger-than-death













http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b06hhlyl/return-to-larkinland










It’s good to see that the BBC continues to champion verse and the work of poets in an age where so many other arts forms are vying for media attention. 
Here on the island, where our newspapers and magazines are notoriously unsupportive of poetry, BBC Radio Guernsey continues to provide a showcase for local poets, notably via their popular morning radio show hosted daily by Jenny Kendal-Tobias.  




 

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