Frank Skinner's Poetry Podcast

Frank Skinner loves poetry. And he thinks you might like it too. Join Frank each week as he takes you through some of his choice picks of poems. There may be laughter. There may be tears. There will certainly be poetry. Frank Skinner's Poetry Podcast is produced by Sarah Bishop. It is an Avalon production for Bauer Media.

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 35m. Bisher sind 38 Folge(n) erschienen. Dieser Podcast erscheint wöchentlich.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 21 hours 4 minutes


episode 6: Sir Thomas Wyatt

At last, our first jousting poet - Frank meets Sir Thomas Wyatt, head-on. The poems referenced are They Flee From Me and Farewell Love and All Thy Laws For Ever by Sir Thomas Wyatt.


 2022-07-06  35m

episode 5: Emily Dickinson

Frank went on holiday with Emily Dickinson and came back in love with her poetry. The poems referenced are ‘After great pain, a formal feeling comes’, ‘One need not be a Chamber — to be Haunted’ and ‘A Wind That Rose’ by Emily Dickinson.


 2022-06-29  42m

episode 4: Clare Pollard

Vampires and mermaids - Frank falls under the spell of Clare Pollard’s fabulous poetry. The collection referenced is Changeling by Clare Pollard and the individual poems referenced are Zennor and Whitby.


 2022-06-22  43m

episode 3: Alfred Lord Tennyson

Frank meets Alfred Lord Tennyson’s Lady of Shalott and finds out why Camelot is a bit of a lottery. The poems referenced are The Charge Of The Light Brigade and The Lady Of Shalott both by Tennyson.


 2022-06-15  37m

episode 2: Leontia Flynn

Drunken nights and floppy discs - Frank gets excited about the poetry of Leontia Flynn. The collection referenced is Profit and Loss by Leontia Flynn and the individual poems referenced are Anecdote and The Floppy Disk.


 2022-06-08  35m

episode 1: The Mersey Sound

Frank explains why the first poetry book he ever bought, The Mersey Sound, changed his life forever. The poems referenced are Without You and The New ‘Our Times’ by Adrian Henri, Where Are You Now, Batman, Party Piece and After Breakfast by Brian...


 2022-06-01  36m

Series 5 Trailer

Series 5 of Frank Skinner's Poetry Podcast coming very soon...


 2022-05-30  0m

episode 8: Robert Hayden

Frank shares a cold, sad Sunday morning with Robert Hayden. The poems referenced are Those Winter Sundays and The Whipping by Robert Hayden.


 2022-03-02  30m

episode 7: Michael Symmons Roberts

Frank explores the poetic treasure-trove that is Michael Symmons Roberts’ collection, Drysalter. The poems referenced are Face to Face, Through a Glass Darkly and Discoverers by Michael Symmons Roberts.


 2022-02-23  30m

episode 6: Wordsworth Revisited: The Leech-Gatherer

Wordsworth revisited: the leech-gatherer. The poem referenced is Resolution and Independence by William Wordsworth.


 2022-02-16  30m