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Acclaimed poet Geoffrey Hill on work and inspirations

Oxford University's Professor of Poetry Geoffrey Hill has been described as the greatest living poet writing in the English language and yet many have never heard of him.

Newsnight's Stephen Smith went to meet him to discuss his work, and his surprising inspirations including Frankie Howerd and Ken Dodd.

Broadcast on Thursday 8 December 2011.

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