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A Mouthful of Air: Poetry with Mark McGuinness
A Mouthful of Air: Poetry with Mark McGuinness
Mark McGuinness

Poems to take your breath away. Listen to contemporary poets reading their poems and talking about what went into them. You will... more

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Episodes

The Great Fire of London, from Annus Mirabilis by John Dryden

Mark McGuinness reads and discusses a passage about the Great Fire of London, from Annus Mirabilis by John Dryden. For a... more

21 May 2024 · 43 minutes
Pregnant Teenager and Her Mama by Carrie Etter

Carrie Etter reads ‘Pregnant Teenager and Her Mama’ and discusses the poem with Mark McGuinness. For a full episode transcript go... more

13 Apr 2024 · 36 minutes
To His Coy Mistress by Andrew Marvell

Mark McGuinness reads and discusses ‘To His Coy Mistress’ by Andrew Marvell. For a full episode transcript go to: https://amouthfulofair.fm/to-his-coy-mistress-andrew-marvell

22 Mar 2024 · 38 minutes
Homunculus by the Shore by Luke Palmer

Luke Palmer reads ‘Homunculus by the Shore’ and discusses the poem with Mark McGuinness. For a full episode transcript go to:... more

06 Feb 2024 · 32 minutes
Sextain by William Drummond of Hawthornden

Mark McGuinness reads and discusses ‘Sextain’ by William Drummond of Hawthornden. For a full episode transcript go to: https://amouthfulofair.fm/sextain-william-drummond-of-hawthornden

22 Jan 2024 · 36 minutes
DIY Sestina: What Would You Ask the Artist? by Terrance Hayes

Terrance Hayes reads ‘DIY Sestina: What Would You Ask the Artists?’ and discusses the poem with Mark McGuinness. For a full... more

05 Dec 2023 · 50 minutes
A Crocodile by Thomas Lovell Beddoes

Mark McGuinness reads and discusses ‘A Crocodile’ by Thomas Lovell Beddoes. For a full episode transcript go to: https://amouthfulofair.fm/a-crocodile-thomas-lovell-beddoes

07 Nov 2023 · 27 minutes
‘you are not in search of’ by Martyn Crucefix

Martyn Crucefix reads ‘you are not in search of’ and discusses the poem with Mark McGuinness. https://amouthfulofair.fm/you-are-not-in-search-of-martyn-crucefix

05 Oct 2023 · 41 minutes
The Maldive Shark by Herman Melville

Mark McGuinness reads and discusses The Maldive Shark by Herman Melville. For a full episode transcript go to: https://amouthfulofair.fm/the-maldive-shark-herman-melville

30 Sep 2023 · 30 minutes
The Future of A Mouthful of Air

Mark McGuinness takes you behind the scenes of A Mouthful of Air, telling the story of the creation of the... more

12 Sep 2023 · 23 minutes
The Larder by Judy Brown

Judy Brown reads ‘The Larder’ and discusses the poem with Mark McGuinness. For a full episode transcript go to: https://amouthfulofair.fm/the-larder-judy-brown

15 Aug 2023 · 31 minutes
Astrophil and Stella Sonnet 1 by Sir Philip Sidney

Mark McGuinness reads and discusses Astrophil and Stella, Sonnet 1 by Sir Philip Sidney. For a full episode transcript go to:... more

01 Aug 2023 · 42 minutes
Bede’s Sparrow by Isobel Dixon

Isobel Dixon reads ‘Bede’s Sparrow’ and discusses the poem with Mark McGuinness. For a full episode transcript go to: https://amouthfulofair.fm/bedes-sparrow-isobel-dixon

18 Jul 2023 · 41 minutes
‘As I push the door’ by Harry Man and Endre Ruset

Harry Man and Endre Ruset read ‘As I push the door’ and discuss the poem with Mark McGuinness. CONTENT WARNING: the... more

05 Jul 2023 · 44 minutes
Futility by Wilfred Owen

Mark McGuinness reads and discusses ‘Futility’ by Wilfred Owen. For a full episode transcript go to: https://amouthfulofair.fm/futility-wilfred-owen

28 Jun 2023 · 32 minutes
From The Triumph of Life by Percy Bysshe Shelley

Mark McGuinness reads and discusses a passage from The Triumph of Life by Percy Bysshe Shelley. For a full episode transcript... more

06 Jun 2023 · 36 minutes
Song about putting a bird in a pie by Luke Samuel Yates

Luke Samuel Yates reads ‘Song about putting a bird in a pie’ and discusses the poem with Mark McGuinness. For a... more

23 May 2023 · 37 minutes
The Tyger by William Blake

Mark McGuinness reads and discusses ‘The Tyger’ by William Blake. For a full episode transcript go to: https://amouthfulofair.fm/the-tyger-william-blake

09 May 2023 · 41 minutes
In the stillness of his moment, deciding by Tom Sastry

Tom Sastry reads ‘In the stillness of his moment, deciding’ and discusses the poem with Mark McGuinness. For a full episode... more

25 Apr 2023 · 36 minutes
‘For I will consider my Cat Jeoffry’ by Christopher Smart

Mark McGuinness reads and discusses ‘For I will consider my cat Jeoffry’ from Jubilate Agno by Christopher Smart. For a full... more

11 Apr 2023 · 44 minutes
The Sanctioned State by Edward Doegar

Edward Doegar reads ‘The Sanctioned State’ and discusses the poem with Mark McGuinness. For a full episode transcript go to: https://amouthfulofair.fm/the-sanctioned-state-edward-doegar

28 Mar 2023 · 36 minutes
The Windhover by Gerard Manley Hopkins

Mark McGuinness reads and discusses ‘The Windhover’ by Gerard Manley Hopkins. For a full episode transcript go to: https://amouthfulofair.fm/the-windhover-gerard-manley-hopkins

14 Mar 2023 · 40 minutes
From Iarnród Éireann by Simon Barraclough

Caleb Parking reads extracts from Iarnród Éireann and discusses the poem with Mark McGuinness. For a full episode transcript go to:... more

28 Feb 2023 · 39 minutes
The Wild Swans at Coole by W. B. Yeats

Mark McGuinness reads and discusses ‘The Wild Swans at Coole’ by W. B. Yeats. For a full episode transcript go to:... more

14 Feb 2023 · 40 minutes
Two Tablespoonfuls by Caleb Parkin

Caleb Parking reads ‘Two Tablespoonfuls’ and discusses the poem with Mark McGuinness. For a full episode transcript go to: https://amouthfulofair.fm/two-tablespoonfuls-caleb-parkin

31 Jan 2023 · 39 minutes
Verses upon the Burning of Our House by Anne Bradstreet

Mark McGuinness reads and discusses ‘Verses upon the Burning of Our House’ by Anne Bradstreet. For a full episode transcript go... more

17 Jan 2023 · 41 minutes
From Saffron Jack by Rishi Dastidar

Rishi Dastidar reads an excerpt from Saffron Jack and discusses the poem with Mark McGuinness. For a full episode transcript go... more

03 Jan 2023 · 45 minutes
I Sing of a Maiden – Anonymous

Mark McGuinness reads and discusses the anonymous poem ‘I Sing of a Maiden’. For a full episode transcript go to: https://amouthfulofair.fm/i-sing-of-a-maiden-anonymous

20 Dec 2022 · 25 minutes
9th December (Sunday) by Quentin S. Crisp

Quentin S. Crisp reads ‘9th December (Sunday)’ and discusses the poems with Mark McGuinness. For a full episode transcript go to:... more

06 Dec 2022 · 41 minutes
The Sun Rising by John Donne

Mark McGuinness reads and discusses ‘The Sun Rising’ by John Donne. For a full episode transcript go to: https://amouthfulofair.fm/the-sun-rising-john-donne

22 Nov 2022 · 37 minutes
A Mouthful of Air: Poetry with Mark McGuinness
From Iarnród Éireann by Simon Barraclough
A Mouthful of Air: Poetry with Mark McGuinness
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Description

Caleb Parking reads extracts from Iarnród Éireann and discusses the poem with Mark McGuinness. For a full episode transcript go to: https://amouthfulofair.fm/iarnrod-eireann-simon-barraclough