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Ode to the Hymen - Sharon Olds

Sujata Bhatt is a poet of many different cultures: in this interview, she talks about her travels and how they've influenced her writing and lets us into the "private and inner world" of making poems.

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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…


4 poems available

Sue Hubbard pays close and exact attention to the elemental world and the vulnerability of the human within it - Pascale Petit


Tom Leonard

B. 1944 D. 2018

8 poems available

He treasures the grain of the speaking voice -- Robert Crawford


7 poems available

Memorable poetry of sustained lyrical power - Peter McDonald, TLS


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


6 poems available

'True poetry, sensationally assembled.' Peter Porter


C. P. Cavafy

B. 1863 D. 1933

1 poem available

As one long prepared, and graced with courage, say goodbye to her, the Alexandria that is leaving. - C.P. Cavafy 'The God Abandons Antony'


6 poems available

Reid is a poet who lives on in the mind, becomes part of one's inner vocabulary. In every poetic generation that are not more than one or two like that. - The Poetry Review


Arthur Hugh Clough

B. 1819 D. 1861

1 poem available

'There is no God,' the wicked saith, 'and truly it's a blessing, for what he might have done with us it's better only guessing.? - Arthur Hugh Clough 'There Is No God'


5 poems available

Strands of autobiography, a deeply sensuous ecology of place, historical narratives; the inner world of imagination and the often difficult realities of the postcolonial nation are interwoven in McWatt's bold but carefully worked out architecture. Peepal Tree