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The Mighty Dead

Wild Nights

Read by Helen Mirren

Wild Nights - Emily Dickinson - Read by Helen Mirren
The Mighty Dead
To My Dear and Living Husband - Anne Bradstreet - Read by Helen Mirren
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Night Sounds - Ella Duffy
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Bad Girls Club - Phoebe Stuckes
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True Crime - Phoebe Stuckes
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Freddy’s Revenge - Richard Osmond
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Kay Ryan

B. 1945

12 poems available

What poetry does is put more oxygen into the atmosphere. Poetry makes it easier to breathe. - Kay Ryan

Poet

1 poem available

Forget all rules, forget all restrictions, as to taste, as to what ought to be said, write for the pleasure of it... - William Carlos Williams

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Samuel Menashe

B. 1925 D. 2011

10 poems available

O Many Named Beloved / Listen to my praise - 'O Many Named Beloved', Samuel Menashe

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Siegfried Sassoon

B. 1886 D. 1967

...O, but Everyone/Was a bird; and the song was wordless; the singing will never be done. - 'Everyone Sang', Siegfried Sassoon

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Kathleen Raine

B. 1908 D. 2003

4 poems available

Young or old / What was I but the story told / By an unageing one? (Kathleen Raine, from 'Ah, many, many are the dead...')

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Gress o the Forest - Valerie Gillies
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