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Witness of, not survivor of - Jade Cuttle
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Compass Point Lullabies for Emily - Magnus Dixon
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It’s Chinatown - Flora de Falbe
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His poetry is what all poetry should be, the surprising and beautiful organisation of things that life has disorganised. John Fuller

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I go to the rockpool at the slack of tide/ to mind me what my poetry's for. - Jen Hadfield from 'Daed-traa'.

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I suppose what I really like is to set up a system which looks wonderfully secure when you first encounter it on the page, but within the framework there are crazy things which tip the reader off-balance. - Bill Manhire

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Robert Minhinnick is the leading Welsh poet of his generation. - The Sunday Times

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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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In my poetry I give primacy to the breath. For me it is the way the poem breathes that gives it form. - Penelope Shuttle

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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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Tom Paulin

B. 1949

4 poems available

not a thing no one will stop me I've got to go / down to the wild sea - 'Sea Wind', Tom Paulin

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Ciaran Carson

B. 1948 D. 2019

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What is / My name? Where am I coming from? Where am I going? A fusillade of question marks. - 'Belfast Confetti', Ciaran Carson

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