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the irresistible clarity of images [are] so right they deliver an almost physical connection, joining poem and reader as her swifts do, 'fluid, / workmanlike, fixing rips in the sky'. ? Sarah Crown, Guardian

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Birthcries repeatedly / new, self pull out self, self / issuing that self home - Vahni Capildeo, 'On Not Writing as a West Indian Woman'

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Hilaire Belloc

B. 1870 D. 1953

2 poems available

When I am dead, I hope it may be said, 'His sins were scarlet, but his books were read.' - Hilaire Belloc

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4 poems available

A good-tasting homemade stew of angel and beast. - Charles Simic

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Sleepless - Tom Pow
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Christmas in Andalucía - Neil Rollinson
The Mighty Dead

Beppo (extract)

Read by Fleur Adcock

Beppo (extract) - Lord Byron - Read by Fleur Adcock
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Cordoba - M. K. Joseph
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Madrid, Prado Museum - M. K. Joseph
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The Waste Land Part I – The Burial of the Dead - T. S. Eliot
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The Waste Land Part II – A Game of Chess - T. S. Eliot
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The Waste Land Part III – The Fire Sermon - T. S. Eliot
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