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

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Poets have always written poems about love. We have put together a collection of recordings of some of the best classic love poems, introduced and read for you by today’s poets. From Elizabeth Barrett Browning asking “How do I love thee?” to Lord Byron declaring…

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Jane Weir

B. 1963

6 poems available

I was a long bodice partly sewn to a skirt, a hem picking / up everything

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A E Housman

B. 1859 D. 1936

3 poems available

The sum of things to be known is inexhaustible, and however long we read, we shall never come to the end of our story-book.

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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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Hone Tuwhare

B. 1922 D. 2008

8 poems available

Gissa smile Sun, giss yr best / good mawnin' one, fresh 'n cool like - 'Sun O (2)', Hone Tuwhare

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6 poems available

For grief indeed is love, and grief beside.

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Robert Browning

B. 1812 D. 1889

5 poems available

God is the perfect poet.

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Robert Frost

B. 1874 D. 1963

In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on. Robert Frost

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George Herbert

B. 1593 D. 1633

4 poems available

Good words are worth much, and cost little.

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6 poems available

I would have words as tenacious as mules/ to bear us, sure-footed/ up the mountain of night... from 'Elemental' by Edward Baugh

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Some of the most turbulent moments in life through a sharp, clear lens. Maura Dooley

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