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The Mighty Dead
Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal - Alfred Tennyson - Read by Stephen Fry
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Trump As Mouse - Flora de Falbe
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6 poems available

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

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John Whitworth

B. 1945 D. 2019

4 poems available

The rhymes and the rhythms are my wet paint - John Whitworth

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1 poem available

Anonymous is a well-known and prolific poet.

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4 poems available

A dynamic reader, Eggleton has a rapid-fire delivery that releases a torrent of images, some startling, ugly, or funny - Greg O'Brien

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I am a desperate man who demands to connect...who denounces the dullness of money and status...who will not bow down to acolayed or success - 'i am the strange hero of hunger', Billy Childish

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Harold Pinter

B. 1930 D. 2008

Sometimes, in poems, I am only dimly conscious of the grounds of my activity, and the work proceeds to its own law and discipline, with me as a go-between, as it were. - Harold Pinter

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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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Power - Ethel Carnie Holdsworth
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The Universal Life - Ethel Carnie Holdsworth
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Meadow Brown - Valerie Gillies
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