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Sam Hunt

B. 1946

8 poems available

Trenches of night between us ... - 'War History', Sam Hunt

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Edward Thomas

B. 1878 D. 1917

7 poems available

The simple lack / Of her is more to me / Than others' presence. Edward Thomas, 'The Unknown'

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5 poems available

Who wants to know / a story's end, or where a road will go? - Sheenagh Pugh, 'What If This Road'

Poet

2 poems available

Alice Oswald throws the windows of the imagination open; she places a fingertip on the pulse of tradition, and proves it is still very much alive - The Times

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WS Merwin

B. 1927 D. 2019

4 poems available

Poetry's about what can't be said. WS Merwin

Poet

5 poems available

Are words no more than waving, wavering flags? - 'The right word', Imtiaz Dharker

Poet

4 poems available

Among the finest of our poets. - Melvyn Bragg

Poet

4 poems available

The poet's reading, like his words, is energetic and as alive as quicksilver - The Observer

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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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Jackie Kay

B. 1961

7 poems available

A poem is a little moment of belief. - Jackie Kay

Poet

5 poems available

Finely wrought verse that is tough, but also lyrical. A distinctive new voice - Neil Rollinson

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Alfred Tennyson

B. 1809 D. 1892

8 poems available

Let the great world spin forever down the ringing grooves of change. - 'Locksley Hall', Alfred Tennyson

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