These recordings come from a special recording for the poetry archive
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    "Tall in the Saddle"

  • 1 -
    "The Soft White Pillowcase Boys"

  • 2 -
    "Pushed Home when the Clouds were still Raw"

  • 3 -
    "From the Section Dealing with the Loss of Grace"

  • 4 -
    "The Tennis Ball Factory Poems"

  • 5 -
    "The Meaning of Life"

  • 6 -
    "SF Novel"

  • 7 -
    "What Really Happened To The Buffalo"

  • 8 -
    "For Me"

  • 9 -
    "Why Are You Ringing"

  • 10 -
    "Two Miners Pass in Opposite Directions at Daybreak"

  • 11 -
    "The Texas Swing Boys' Dadaist Manifesto"

  • 12 -
    "Resident"

  • 13 -
    "Sessions"

  • 14 -
    "Pushing, May 1984"

  • 15 -
    "Coalpicking, Broomhill"

  • 16 -
    "Visitors, Armthorpe August 1984"

  • 17 -
    "Propp's Last Case"

  • 18 -
    "Action"

  • 19 -
    "From an Evening with the Model of "The Venus and the Shaving Brushes""

  • 20 -
    "Move"

  • 21 -
    "The Photographer's Subject"

  • 22 -
    "Just the Facts, Just the"

  • 23 -
    "Simple Story"

  • 24 -
    "Man in Hotel Room with Stolen Fork"

  • 25 -
    "Against Realism"

  • 26 -
    "Some Poetry Presses I Will Certainly Set Up In The Next Three Weeks"

  • 27 -
    "Landing Practice"

  • 28 -
    "The Prince of Wales visits Alnwick"

  • 29 -
    "Cracking Icicles in Totley Tunnel"

  • 31 -
    "Kake Yourself Comfortable"

  • 32 -
    "Why We Need Libraries"

  • 33 -
    "Pit Closure as Art"

  • 34 -
    "Lilian's Poem"

  • 35 -
    "Husband and Wife"

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  • 37 -
    "Deaths from Ice-Cream"

  • 38 -
    "Ted Hughes is Elvis Presley"

  • 39 -
    "Visit"

  • 40 -
    "Poem Occasioned by the High Incidence of Suicide amongst the Unemployed"

  • 41 -
    "Song for Roof Building (Collected in South Yorkshire Light Industry Park, Barnsley)"

  • 42 -
    "Moon River: Lives of the Great Comedians"

  • 43 -
    "Henry's Skeleton, George's Leg"

  • 44 -
    "Jesus Died from Eating Curtains"

  • 45 -
    "Stone, I Presume"

  • 46 -
    "Still Life Life"

  • 47 -
    "Realism (Nothing Is Ever Finished)"

  • 48 -
    "Dad, the Donkey's On Fire"

Bibliography
  • "Six" Six, Rivelin Grapheme 1985
  • "Selected Poems " Selected Poems, Carcanet 1987
  • "Dad, the Donkey's on Fire " Dad, the Donkey's on Fire, Carcanet 1994
  • "I Found This Shirt " I Found This Shirt, Carcanet 1998
  • "Just Like Watching Brazil" It's Just Like Watching Brazil: A Premiership Season in Verse, Yorkshire Art Circus 1999
  • "Perfect Catch: Poems, Collaborations and Scripts" Perfect Catch: Poems, Collaborations and Scripts, Carcanet 2000
  • "The Very Best of Ian McMillan" The Very Best of Ian McMillan, Macmillan Children's Books 2001
  • "The Invisible Villain" The Invisible Villain, Macmillan Children's Books 2002
  • "Ian McMillan Reading from his Poems" Ian McMillan Reading from his Poems, The Poetry Archive 2005
  • "Talking Myself Home" Talking Myself Home, John Murray 2008
  • "Talking Myself Home (CD)" Talking Myself Home (Audiobook), Hachette Audio 2008
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