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The Mighty Dead
Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal - Alfred Tennyson - Read by Stephen Fry
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“I want these poems to help people to practise empathy”

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Trump As Mouse - Flora de Falbe
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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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Poetry gives people the power to make their voices heard. -- Toni Stuart

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These hands have Moulded monuments, created crafts, healed hearts. Khosi Xaba, from 'These Hands'

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Morley conjures a marvellous sense of nature as intimacy, something precise yet loaded and of immense importance to us. George Szirtes

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Bergin's perceptions are sharp, her senses of history, community, and relationships deep and acute, and her technical control over language and form is assured and graceful - Tower Poetry

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