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3 poems available

Tempest has forged her own voice, unlike anything else in the mainstream poetry world. The Independent

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Ruth Pitter

B. 1897 D. 1992

1 poem available

I have tried to be faithful to delight... - Ruth Pitter

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W. H. Auden

B. 1907 D. 1973

3 poems available

Art is our chief means of breaking bread with the dead. - W. H. Auden

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Philip Larkin

B. 1922 D. 1985

3 poems available

I'd like to think...that people in pubs would talk about my poems. - Larkin to his publisher

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Ted Hughes

B. 1930 D. 1998

3 poems available

Poetry is the voice of spirit and imagination and all that is potential, as well as of the healing benevolence that used to be the privilege of the gods. - Ted Hughes

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13 poems available

A keeper of the artistic estate, a custodian of griefs and wonders - Seamus Heaney

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Seamus Heaney

B. 1939 D. 2013

4 poems available

And here is love / like a tinsmith's scoop / sunk past its gleam / in the meal-bin - 'Mossbawn Sunlight', Seamus Heaney

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18 poems available

What happens with me is quite often I start with a memory, mix it with observations of people I know and then mix in a bit of 'What if...?' - Michael Rosen

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Allen Curnow

B. 1911 D. 2001

3 poems available

All poems are rash acts. - Allen Curnow

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Wild nights – Wild nights!

Read by Mary Jo Salter

Wild nights – Wild nights! - Emily Dickinson - Read by Mary Jo Salter
The Mighty Dead
I never lost as much as twice - Emily Dickinson - Read by Mary Jo Salter
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Phrase Book - Jo Shapcott
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