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In these challenging times we’ve curated a collection of poems which reflect different aspects of war, conflict and loss. Whilst highlighting the human cost of war by representing individual and shared grief, these poems affirm our collective humanity and speak…

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Blowing Smoke - Nii Ayikwei Parkes
Poem
Half a Lime - Nii Ayikwei Parkes
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Until the fabric speaks & the textile is a text - Victoria Adukwei Bulley
Poet

5 poems available

“I myself am bored / of fig leaves, of shames / I did not choose” – from ‘About Ana’

Poet

Yomi Sode

B. 1984

1 poem available

“To archive poems that may speak to current or younger generations of writers feels incredible. I’m thankful to join a list of iconic figures who inspire me to craft my work to the best it can be.”

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Gone - Nii Ayikwei Parkes
Poet

3 poems available

“Distracting rays were shining round my door / And so I stood”

Poet

3 poems available

"Effortlessly switching from spoken-word poetry and folk lyrics accompanied by a gentle finger-picked guitar style, her pieces evoke the beauty and melancholy of the natural world and our place within it." - Ewan Carr, Norfolk Wildlife Trust

Poet

8 poems available

A poem is not its words, but the ringing it leaves behind.

Interview

Sujata Bhatt is a poet of many different cultures: in this interview, she talks about her travels and how they've influenced her writing and lets us into the "private and inner world" of making poems.

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Alasdair Gray

B. 1934 D. 2019

9 poems available

Work as if you live in the early days of a better world -- Alasdair Gray via Dennis Lee

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