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Aubade with Burning City - Ocean Vuong
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His Ashes - Sharon Olds
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Grey Girl - Sharon Olds
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Poem for the Breasts - Sharon Olds
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Amaryllis Ode - Sharon Olds
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The Connoisseuse of Slugs - Sharon Olds
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Race Riot, Tulsa, 1921 - Sharon Olds
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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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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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5 poems available

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

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Edwin Morgan

B. 1920 D. 2010

4 poems available

the most dynamic, brilliant, free-wheeling poet around, endlessly accessible and inventive - The Scotsman

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18 poems available

...if poetry is a method of approaching truths, and each of us with a human soul and 'a tongue in oor heids' can make an approach toward a truth, poetry is inherently democratic. - Kathleen Jamie

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