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Poems read at Free Reading on Celebrations | 08-Jan-05

References are given where possible:

'The Night Dances'; Sylvia Plath; found in Ariel; Faber; 1965

'Eleanor's Song for the Fourth Sunday'; Kevin Crossley-Holland; found in Eleanor's Advent The Old Stile Press; 1992

'All Things Bright and Beautiful'; Cecille F. Alexander

'Being Born is Important'; Carl Sandburg; found in A Celebration of Babies

'Poem in October'; Dylan Thomas; found in Collected Poems 1934-1953

'The Ambitious Statesman'; John Crumbe (No Reference)

'A Letter to David Campbell on the Birthday of W.B. Yeats 1965'; A.D. Hope; found in The Naked Astronaut; Faber; 1983

'Yesterday Dark Fear and Emptiness..'; Natalla Chrusc (Transl. Vera Rich); found in Poems on Liberty:Reflections for Belarus; Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty; 2004

'Animals'; Frank O'Hara; found in Selected Poems; Penguin; 1994

'To the Cuckoo; William Wordsworth;

'Conviction'; Stevie Smith; found in The Nation's Favourite Poems of Celebrations

'Spring' G.M. Hopkins;

'From my Diary July 1914' and 'Anthem for Doomed Youth'; found in The Faber Book of Modern Verse ; Faber; 1965

'Eskimo Occasion'; Judith Rodriguez

'Yearning for Trees...'; Hienadz Lapacin (Transl. Vera Rich); found in Poems on Liberty:Reflections for Belarus; Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty; 2004

'The Forms of Love'; George Oppen; found in Bartlett's Poems for Occasions; Little, Brown and Company; 2004

'Delight in Disorder'; Robert Herrick; found in The Poetical Works; 1915

'Smothering Sunday'; John Hegley;found in The Nation's Favourite Poems of Celebrations

'Christmas Holiday'; Alun Lewis; found in This World of Wales: An Anthology of Anglo-Welsh Poetry; University of Wales Press; 1969

'On His Own Career'; Clement Atlee; found in The Funny Side: 101 Humorous Poems Faber; 1998

'Festschrift'; Fleur Adcock; found in Looking Back; O.U.P.; 1997

'Birthday'; Yevtushenko; found in The Naked Astronaut; Faber; 1983

'The Prodigal Son'; Vera Rich; found in Manifold (magazine); No.35; Spring 2000

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