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The last night of my 20s  - Kayo Chingonyi
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The Colour of James Brown’s Scream - Kayo Chingonyi
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Guy’s and St Thomas’s - Kayo Chingonyi
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How To Cry - Kayo Chingonyi
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Some Bright Elegance - Kayo Chingonyi
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What does / it mean / to answer / to a / misnomer; / to feel / the cold / air between / being and / being seen? – Kayo Chingonyi, from Heirlooms

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Frances Cornford

B. 1886 D. 1960

Born Frances Crofts Darwin, Cornford grew up in Cambridge and was a granddaughter of Charles Darwin. Her early verse was widely popular attracting positive reviews, but attention waned thereafter.  She was awarded the Queen’s Medal for Poetry (1959).  She published…

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National Poetry Day – the UK’s biggest mass-participation celebration of poetry takes place in October each year and is a fantastic resource for poetry fans.  For 2022, the National Poetry Day theme is THE ENVIRONMENT. Poetry Archive has curated this superb collection…

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Clean out the house - Richard Berengarten
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The death of children - Richard Berengarten
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The shadow well - Richard Berengarten
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Nada: hope or nothing - Richard Berengarten
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