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8 poems available

A poem is not its words, but the ringing it leaves behind.

Poet

8 poems available

Valerie Gillies writes like the wind and jinks like a hare in the fields of language - The Scotsman

Poet

6 poems available

All books are merely delayed dust. - George Elliott Clarke

Poet

3 poems available

Poetry is a form of embodiment - Christian Campbell

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Todd Swift

B. 1966

5 poems available

My goal is to combine the confessionalism of the Alvarez era with the modernist panache of the Forties poets I admire. Todd Swift

Poet

6 poems available

Poems of an alert imagination and a strongly original mind, poems that run along the dangerous edge of things, risky and skilful as an acrobat. - UA Fanthorpe

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Mark Strand

B. 1934 D. 2014

3 poems available

Pain is filtered in a poem so that it becomes finally, in the end, pleasure. Mark Strand

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E A Markham

B. 1939 D. 2008

4 poems available

Markham is tireless in his resistance to orthodoxy, whether artistic, cultural or political. He speaks as he finds, in multiple, unpredictable voices. (Sean O'Brien)

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4 poems available

With a lyric poem, you look, and meditate, and put the rock back. With fiction you poke things with a stick to see what will happen. - Margaret Atwood

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At the Fish Houses - Elizabeth Bishop
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The Immigrants - Margaret Atwood
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