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6 poems available

“I want these poems to help people to practise empathy”

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5 poems available

Strands of autobiography, a deeply sensuous ecology of place, historical narratives; the inner world of imagination and the often difficult realities of the postcolonial nation are interwoven in McWatt's bold but carefully worked out architecture. Peepal Tree

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Edmund Spenser

B. 1553 D. 1599

3 poems available

So oft as I her beauty do behold. - Edmund Spenser 'Amoretti LV'

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William Blake

B. 1757 D. 1827

5 poems available

The imagination is not a State: it is the Human existence itself. William Blake

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John Fairfax

B. 1930 D. 2009

5 poems available

John Fairfax's poems return us to the important sources: spells they braid linger and haunt like sweetness of a wood after rain. - Adam Thorpe

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Alastair Reid

B. 1926 D. 2014

4 poems available

I travelled, however, mainly to find places to come to rest in, places to write in, oases.

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Where is the spirit that touched the hearts / Lightly - chameleon colours of home? - 'Visiting Zomba Plateau', Jack Mapanje

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How the World Split in Two - Moniza Alvi
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How the Sky Got a Hole in It - Moniza Alvi
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How the Stone Found its Voice - Moniza Alvi
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The Clew - Christopher Reid
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The Crow - Christopher Reid
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