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What Do I Know - Celia A Sorhaindo
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Creation - Celia A Sorhaindo
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Surge 3 - Jay Bernard
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6 poems available

Andrew Johnston is the son of an English Professor, has had a successful career as a professional journalist including working as an editor for the International Herald Tribune for many years, and now lives in France where he runs a…

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5 poems available

Owen Sheers (b. 1974, Fiji) was chosen as one of the Next Generation Poets and as one of the Independent’s top 30 young British writers on the strength of his first book of poetry, The Blue Book. His second, Skirrid…

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Ruth Padel

B. 1947

4 poems available

Ruth Padel (b. 1947) has won the National Poetry Competition and written six collections of poetry, several shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot or Whitbread Prize; taught Greek at Oxford, sung in an Istanbul nightclub, is a Fellow of the Royal…

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Fred D’Aguiar (b. 1960) draws on his dual Guyanese/British heritage throughout his writing which incorporates poetry, novels and plays. Although born in London, he lived in Guyana until he was twelve before returning to England where the highly politicised atmosphere…

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RF Langley

B. 1938 D. 2011

2 poems available

R. F. Langley (1938-2011), was not a prolific poet, but his work was noticed as long ago as 1979 by Jeff Nuttall, in his column in the Guardian, for its “sense of rhythm, sound and …a concentrated spirit of immense…

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Do Not Expect Again A Phoenix Hour - C. Day Lewis
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Pit Closure as a Tarantino Short - Helen Mort
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The Grandmother’s Tale - Carol Rumens
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A Ball Rolls on a Point - Kay Ryan
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