A Poet's Guide to Britain


A Poet's Guide to Britain

Poet and author Owen Sheers presents a series in which he explores six great works of poetry set in the British landscape.


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William Wordsworth

1. A Poet's Guide to Britain: William Wordsworth

Owen Sheers explores the story behind Wordsworth's Composed upon Westminster Bridge.

Sylvia Plath

2. A Poet's Guide to Britain: Sylvia Plath

Owen Sheers explores the story behind Sylvia Plath's poem Wuthering Heights.

George Mackay Brown

3. A Poet's Guide to Britain: George Mackay Brown

Owen Sheers visits the Orkneys to explore George Mackay Brown's poem Hamnavoe.

Matthew Arnold

4. A Poet's Guide to Britain: Matthew Arnold

Owen Sheers visits Oxford to explore Matthew Arnold's bleak poem Dover Beach.

Lynette Roberts

5. A Poet's Guide to Britain: Lynette Roberts

Owen Sheers visits a Welsh village to explore Lynette Roberts's Poem from Llanybri.

Louis MacNeice

6. A Poet's Guide to Britain: Louis MacNeice

Owen Sheers heads into the trees to explore Louis MacNeice's poem Woods.