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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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3 poems available

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

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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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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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Charlotte Smith

B. 1749 D. 1806

2 poems available

Ah! why has happiness no second spring? Charlotte Smith

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Alexander Pope

B. 1688 D. 1744

3 poems available

And die of nothing but a rage to live

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4 poems available

Syntactically complex, discursive, lyrically rich, yet threaded through with a demotic swagger - Gerard Woodward

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Gavin Ewart

B. 1916 D. 1995

8 poems available

The most remarkable phenomenon of the English poetic scene ... has been the advent, or perhaps I should say the irruption, of Gavin Ewart - Philip Larkin.

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Edward Thomas

B. 1878 D. 1917

7 poems available

The simple lack / Of her is more to me / Than others' presence. Edward Thomas, 'The Unknown'

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Jon Stallworthy

B. 1935 D. 2014

3 poems available

The best reading of a poem involves a simultaneous engagement of the eye and ear.

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