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Foreword by Michael Schmidt, Editor of PN Review The life expectancy of poetry magazines is often a butterfly’s span. Few reach ten issues, fewer still a hundred. To reach 250 issues over five decades is evidence of editorial tenacity and…

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Sykes Cottages offer the finest handpicked cottage holidays across the UK and Ireland. They have teamed up with us to create this collection of some of the finest classic poets from across UK and Ireland. The poets in this collection…

Interview

Wendy Cope muses on the lines that keep coming back, the challenges of formal verse and how a poem can be seriously funny.

Interview

Choman Hardi answers questions on her Kurdish background and the influence this has on her poetry and painting.

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Poets have always written poems about love. We have put together a collection of recordings of some of the best classic love poems, introduced and read for you by today’s poets. From Elizabeth Barrett Browning asking “How do I love thee?” to Lord Byron declaring…

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Sam Hunt

B. 1946

8 poems available

Trenches of night between us ... - 'War History', Sam Hunt

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Helen Dunmore

B. 1952 D. 2017

4 poems available

In these times, we should be glad of this voice. - Kate Clanchy, The Guardian

Poet

4 poems available

His poems are made from his life with his life; his poems are earned. He dares to be simple. And he is surely among the finest young poets alive. - The American Poetry Review

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Robert Graves

B. 1895 D. 1985

2 poems available

Logical argument is what destroys poetry because poetry is beyond logic. - Robert Graves

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Alfred Tennyson

B. 1809 D. 1892

8 poems available

Let the great world spin forever down the ringing grooves of change. - 'Locksley Hall', Alfred Tennyson

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Edith Sitwell

B. 1887 D. 1964

1 poem available

I am not eccentric. It's just that I am more alive than most people. I am an unpopular electric eel set in a pond of goldfish. - Edith Sitwell

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Being a Human Being - Tom Leonard
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