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corona virus suspension

While we wait for Covid restrictions to be lifted and indoor meetings to be enjoyed again, we are going to present a different reading each week by poets who have not performed for us, or may never do so, but whose poetry it would be a delight to hear and see performed. The Archive page contains links to poets whose readings we have been lucky enough to enjoy in the flesh in times past.
This week’s wishlist reader is Mary Oliver, a poet from Massachusetts, who died in 2019 : in this recording, she reads ‘I Happened to be Standing’, a poem on the subject of prayer from Devotions (Penguin Press, 2017).

CB1 Poetry wishes everyone well