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6 poems available

'this spiral / of making while unmaking while / the world goes round' -- Mary Jo Salter, 'Young Girl Peeling Apples'

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Mark Ford

B. 1962

4 poems available

Poems of serious play, relentlessly experimental but grounded in quotidian specifics, characterized by a consummate strangeness and an oddball ferocity ? David Wojahn

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4 poems available

This is work you can't ignore - raw, reckless and more bloody-minded than an older, so-called wiser poet would dare to be - Selima Hill

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3 poems available

I don't want to write poems that aren't necessary. - Maxine Kumin

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4 poems available

Good writing gives energy, whatever it is about. But the fact that writers are dealing with essential issues...I think that's a necessary integration of literary writing with what's actually going on in our world. - Marilyn Hacker

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Theodore Roethke

B. 1908 D. 1963

In a dark time the eye begins to see - 'In a Dark Time', Theodore Roethke

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William Empson

B. 1906 D. 1984

It is this deep blankness is the real thing strange./The more things happen to you the more you can't/Tell or remember even what they were. - 'Let it Go', William Empson

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5 poems available

Come close the flower says and we come close, / close enough to lift, cup and smell the rose - 'Come Close', Mimi Khalvati

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Sebastian Barker

B. 1945 D. 2014

5 poems available

Look for the opening of your spirit into the real world. This is the world in which your words ring true - Sebastian Barker

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John Heath Stubbs

B. 1918 D. 2006

6 poems available

Wayfarer, pause. Although you may not see,/Earth's bright children, herbs and flowers, are here:/It is their small essential souls that greet you, - 'Inscription for a Scented Garden for the Blind', John Heath-Stubbs

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Vernon Scannell

B. 1922 D. 2007

3 poems available

The glittering dance of brilliants must be strung / On that dark thread of sadness which is time - 'Sunt Lacrimae Rerum', Vernon Scannell

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Complaint for Absolute Divorce - Mary Jo Salter
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