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Elizabeth Barrett was born in 1806, the eldest of twelve children of Edward Barrett, whose fortune was derived from Jamaican plantations. She was largely self-educated at home: something of a prodigy, she read novels aged six and Pope’s translations of…

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Howard Nemerov

B. 1920 D. 1991

7 poems available

Howard Nemerov was born into a wealthy and sophisticated New York family in 1920. His sister was the photographer Diane Arbus, and as children their father who was a painter, art connoisseur and philanthropist greatly influenced their interest in the…

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Marilyn Hacker (b. 1942) is a poet whose work combines the political and the personal, the traditional and the radical, to startling effect. She is a New Yorker, born in the Bronx to Jewish parents who were the first in…

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Vernon Scannell

B. 1922 D. 2007

3 poems available

Vernon Scannell (1922 – 2007) published his poetry from the 1950s right up to the last year of his life, but seems to be less well-known than he deserves, despite being the recipient of the Heinemann Award for Literature and…

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The Invisible Gift - David Morley
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This Lime Tree Bower My Prison - Samuel Taylor Coleridge - Read by Andrew Motion
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In the Heart of Contemplation - C. Day Lewis
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Salvage - Jane Draycott
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Explaining Zero Sum from the Snowdrop Hotel - Carole Satyamurti
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Donny Hathaway - Christian Campbell
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Paradise Lost (extract)

Read by Helen Dunmore
Paradise Lost (extract) - John Milton - Read by Helen Dunmore
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Frost at Midnight - Samuel Taylor Coleridge - Read by Kit Wright
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