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Helen Mort

B. 1985

4 poems available

I'm drawn to what you might think of as traditional lyric poetry; it's an enduring, effective, powerful means of expression.

Poet

Emily Dickinson

B. 1830 D. 1886

5 poems available

To see the Summer Sky / Is Poetry, though never in a Book it lie? / True Poems flee?

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William Butler Yeats

B. 1865 D. 1939

8 poems available

For everything that's lovely is / But a brief, dreamy, kind delight. 'Never Give All the Heart', W. B. Yeats

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Man

Read by John Fuller

Man - Henry Vaughan - Read by John Fuller
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Miss Heath - Helen Mort
Poem
Pit Closure as a Tarantino Short - Helen Mort
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Whoso list to hunt

Read by Alice Oswald

Whoso list to hunt - Thomas Wyatt - Read by Alice Oswald
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Sailing to Byzantium

Read by Maurice Riordan

Sailing to Byzantium - William Butler Yeats - Read by Maurice Riordan
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Leda and the Swan

Read by Maurice Riordan

Leda and the Swan - William Butler Yeats - Read by Maurice Riordan
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Ulysses

Read by Andrew Motion

Ulysses - Alfred Tennyson - Read by Andrew Motion
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As the Team’s Head-brass

Read by James Fenton

As the Team’s Head-brass - Edward Thomas - Read by James Fenton
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My Last Duchess

Read by Anthony Thwaite

My Last Duchess - Robert Browning - Read by Anthony Thwaite
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