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Aubade with Burning City - Ocean Vuong
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Race Riot, Tulsa, 1921 - Sharon Olds
Special Collection

The Poetry Archive’s World War Poetry Showcase is based on the collection put together for our national poetry recitation competition, Poetry by Heart, to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War. Of course, there are plenty of anthologies…

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F T Prince

B. 1912 D. 2003

2 poems available

F. T. Prince ranks with Auden and Spender as one of the major English poets of his generation. -- John Ashbery

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1 poem available

'Inventive, striking and memorable, Morgan is one of the most original poets around.' Andrew Motion, Guardian Books of the Year

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Henry Vaughan

B. 1621 D. 1625

2 poems available

Dear beauteous Death! the jewel of the just...

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Ivor Gurney

B. 1890 D. 1937

1 poem available

There are strange Hells within the minds War made. - Ivor Gurney, 'Strange Hells'

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Gerard Benson

B. 1931 D. 2014

5 poems available

Gerard Benson's poetry transfigures the ordinary and leaves an aftertaste of mystery in the mind.Michael Glover, The Independent

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Walt Whitman

B. 1819 D. 1892

4 poems available

And my heart, O my soldiers, my veterans, my heart gives you love. - Walt Whitman 'Dirge For Two Veterans'

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George Meredith

B. 1828 D. 1909

1 poem available

Around the ancient track march'd, rank on rank, the army of unalterable law. - George Meredith 'Lucifer In Starlight'

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W. E. B. DuBois

B. 1868 D. 1963

1 poem available

I am the Smoke King. I am black! I am swinging in the sky, I am wringing worlds awry. - W. E. B. DuBois - 'The Song of The Smoke'

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Charles Wolfe

B. 1791 D. 1823

1 poem available

Slowly and sadly we laid him down, from the field of his fame fresh and gory; we carved not a line, and we raised not a stone - but left him alone with his glory. - Charles Wolfe, 'The Burial of Sir John Moore After Corunna'

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