National Poetry Day: Poems from The Map and the Clock

The Map and the Clock is a celebration of the most scintillating poems ever composed in Britain and Ireland.

This new anthology, which brings together poems that span fourteen centuries, has been curated by Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy and Gillian Clarke, National Poet of Wales. It is a stunning and essential treasury of the poems that have moulded our languages, examined our worlds and shaped our islands through time.

Listen to excerpts from the following poems in this wonderful animated video:

‘In Belfast’ by Sinead Morrissey (Carcanet)
‘The Seagull’ by Anon
‘Wind’ by Ted Hughes
‘Blue Song’ by Mary MacLeod
from ‘The Electric Poly-Olbion’ by Paul Farley
‘The Wild Swans at Coole’ by W. B. Yeats
‘Our town with the Whole of India’ by Daljit Nagra