Critical and biographical information on Henry Reed, World War II British poet, critic, translator, and radio dramatist — author of "Naming of Parts"
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Listen to Henry Reed (narration) and Frank Duncan (as the sergeant-instructor) reading The Complete Lessons of the War on the BBC's Third Programme (broadcast 14 February, 1966). Read the text of the poems.

Introduction (.mp3)

"Naming of Parts" (.mp3)

"Judging Distances" (.mp3)

"Movement of Bodies" (.mp3)

"Unarmed Combat" (.mp3)

"Returning of Issue" (.mp3)
B.B.C. audio courtesy of Mike Sykes

Hear poet Robert Pinsky reading Reed's "Naming of Parts" (.wma)

Listen to poet Dylan Thomas reading Reed's "Chard Whitlow" and "Naming of Parts" (.mp3s)

T.S. Eliot reads his "Burnt Norton" (.mp3)

More audio:
Dead White Males podcast | Drill instructor sounds | Poet Walter Rufus Eagles reads "Naming of Parts"
Search the British Library Sound Archive | 99¢ download of Henry Reed reading "Naming of Parts"


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