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The shadow well - Richard Berengarten
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In Memory of Herbert Morris - Malika Booker
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In these challenging times we’ve curated a collection of poems which reflect different aspects of war, conflict and loss. Whilst highlighting the human cost of war by representing individual and shared grief, these poems affirm our collective humanity and speak…

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2 poems available

“The English language is nobody's special property. It is the property of the imagination: it is the property of the language itself” – Derek Walcott

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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. 1695

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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