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All books are merely delayed dust. - George Elliott Clarke

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I write because my ink must flow like blood. The written must be spoken. Patience Agbabi

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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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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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Seamus Heaney

B. 1939 D. 2013

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And here is love / like a tinsmith's scoop / sunk past its gleam / in the meal-bin - 'Mossbawn Sunlight', Seamus Heaney

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Sestina: April - George Elliott Clarke
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The Harm - Colette Bryce
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Rules for Beginners - Carol Rumens
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New House - Andrew Johnston
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Drive - Leontia Flynn
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Sunday at the Skin Laundrette - Kathryn Simmonds
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Morning News - Marilyn Hacker
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