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6 poems available

'this spiral / of making while unmaking while / the world goes round' -- Mary Jo Salter, 'Young Girl Peeling Apples'

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7 poems available

She has the comic's knack of placing a lot of weight on thin-shouldered words, words blurred by common currency which are suddenly brought into sharp focus and don't really want to be. Beyond the laughs there's great poignancy - Observer

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Robert Bridges

B. 1844 D. 1930

1 poem available

When men were all asleep the snow came flying, in large white flakes falling on the city brown. - Robert Bridges 'London Snow'

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Arthur Hugh Clough

B. 1819 D. 1861

1 poem available

'There is no God,' the wicked saith, 'and truly it's a blessing, for what he might have done with us it's better only guessing.? - Arthur Hugh Clough 'There Is No God'

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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.

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Thomas Wyatt

B. 1503 D. 1542

4 poems available

It was no dream: I lay broad waking. Thomas Wyatt 'They Flee From Me'

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John Moat

B. 1936 D. 2014

5 poems available

There are few contemporary poets whose work breathes so broadly and generously. - Adam Thorpe

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Emily Dickinson

B. 1830 D. 1886

6 poems available

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

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Geoff Page

B. 1940

6 poems available

I'd feel the need for / tighter turns, / a tiredness with the / larger flourish - from 'I think I could turn awhile'

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John Montague

B. 1929 D. 2016

5 poems available

some pure thing, / Some living source, half-imagined and half-real, / Pulses in the fictive water that I feel. - John Montague, 'The Water Carrier'

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Hayden Carruth

B. 1921 D. 2008

3 poems available

My poems, I think, exist in a state of tension between the love of natural beauty and the fear of natural meaninglessness or absurdity. Hayden Carruth

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I suppose what I really like is to set up a system which looks wonderfully secure when you first encounter it on the page, but within the framework there are crazy things which tip the reader off-balance. - Bill Manhire

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