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Guerilla Garden Writing Poem  - Inua Ellams
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6 poems available

“If my heart is broken, I should be thankful that I was blessed to have loved but I cannot live that wisely. That’s why I cry ”

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Yomi Sode

B. 1984

1 poem available

“To archive poems that may speak to current or younger generations of writers feels incredible. I’m thankful to join a list of iconic figures who inspire me to craft my work to the best it can be.”

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7 poems available

“Olds writes “poetry more faithful to the felt truth of reality than any prose could be.” – Richard Wakefield.

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8 poems available

A poem is not its words, but the ringing it leaves behind.

Interview

Join acclaimed poet Jo Shapcott in her Welsh retreat as she talks about the pleasures of science and music that inform her work - and the importance of getting up early to write!

Guided Tour

“I had the great joy of being part of the creative team for the Opening Ceremony of the 2012 Olympics – a multi-media extravaganza that was streamed, tweeted, favourited and blogged about across the planet. For all its noise and…

Poet

8 poems available

Valerie Gillies writes like the wind and jinks like a hare in the fields of language - The Scotsman

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7 poems available

Richard Price retains an individual voice in which intense feelings of love, or dislocation, are packing into often short, complex lyrics -- Carol Ann Duffy

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6 poems available

Never stop looking at the world. Or wondering at it. You will never run out of words.

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7 poems available

Memorable poetry of sustained lyrical power - Peter McDonald, TLS

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Kamau Brathwaite

B. 1930 D. 2020

3 poems available

His technique dazzles, and through the handling of rhythm and image he makes the world his own, and ours - The Sunday Times

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