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

Poet

6 poems available

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

Poet

7 poems available

What thou lovest well remains, / the rest is dross / What thou lov'st well shall not be reft from thee / What thou lov'st well is thy true heritage -- Ezra Pound, Canto LXXXI

Poet

3 poems available

His sure hand is apparent in every line: syntax and pulse in the service of experience. -- August Kleinzahler

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Jan Owen

B. 1940

4 poems available

Nature is Owen's alembic. She writes with delicacy and strength, passion and intellect. - David Gilbey, Australian Book Review

Poet

4 poems available

The combination of satiric spirit and exuberant style - half appalled, half-enchanted - is the outstanding characteristic of burns's poetry - Australian Book Review

Poet

4 poems available

Edgar inhabits the enigmatic and the transient - the 'going... going...' of things which refuse nonetheless to be gone. - Peter Steele

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Yvor Winters

B. 1900 D. 1968

5 poems available

There's no one like him for making a simple declarative sentence crackle under your eyes like a burning apple-bough. Such magnificent wrath... - Hayden Carruth on Yvor Winters

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The Boy Who Found Fear - Jane McKie
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A White City Underground - Jane McKie
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XX Having (from Lutèce, te amo) - Ahren Warner
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Aerialist - John McAuliffe
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