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Poetry Extra

Between Stones And Stars

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 ExtraLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

Poet Daljit Nagra revisits the BBC's radio poetry archive and, to mark the 50th anniversary of the Moon Landing selects Between Stones and Stars featuring Canadian Rebecca Elson and her passion for geology and the universe.

Rebecca Elson was a remarkable poet and an astronomer. She died in 1999 aged 39, leaving behind a collection of inspiring poems which cover subjects as diverse as Dark Matter, her husband's boxer shorts and the cancer which was killing her. This celebration of her work and life was presented by David Constantine, with contributions from friends and colleagues, readings by Theresa Gallagher and penny whistle, performed specially by Michael Donaghy.

Producer Beaty Rubens

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2003. Show less

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