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To My Father / To My Future Son - Ocean Vuong
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Someday I’ll Love Ocean Vuong - Ocean Vuong
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Grey Girl - Sharon Olds
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7 poems available

“Olds writes “poetry more faithful to the felt truth of reality than any prose could be.” – Richard Wakefield.

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Pam Ayres

B. 1947

4 poems available

Forget the corny comedian: Pam Ayres is a proper poet, whose wistful, funny, and perceptive verse captures both the joy and unfairness of life. - Sunday Times

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13 poems available

A keeper of the artistic estate, a custodian of griefs and wonders - Seamus Heaney

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9 poems available

We were testing the range of the human voice - 'The Shout', Simon Armitage

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On Not Losing My Father’s Ashes in the Flood - Richard Harrison
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Duplo City - Richard Harrison
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To Andrew, Before One - Alasdair Gray
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Placenta - Tom Leonard
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What’s in a name? - Christine De Luca
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