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Rock, Paper, Scissors - Richard Osmond
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3 poems available

“I needed to be more unturtley, less seaweed, more oats and rye.”

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

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7 poems available

'pizzazz, wit and - astonishing at his age - both technical assurance and a genuinely integrated humanity' -- Fiona Sampson

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4 poems available

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

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5 poems available

A poet confident in her mastery of the medium -- J.M. Coetzee

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7 poems available

She has the comic's knack of placing a lot of weight on thin-shouldered words, words blurred by common currency which are suddenly brought into sharp focus and don't really want to be. Beyond the laughs there's great poignancy - Observer

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6 poems available

'True poetry, sensationally assembled.' Peter Porter

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Adelaide Anne Procter

B. 1825 D. 1864

1 poem available

While he is at rest, I am cursed still to live:- even Death loved him the best. - Adelaide Anne Procter 'Envy'

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E. Nesbit

B. 1858 D. 1924

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O God, you made me like to know, you kept the things straight in my head, please God, if you can make it so, let me know something when I'm dead. - E. Nesbit 'The Things That Matter'

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I have walked a great while over the snow, and I am not tall nor strong. My clothes are wet, and my teeth are set, and the way was hard and long. - Mary Elizabeth Coleridge 'The Witch'

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