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A Summer Blues - Will Burns
Special Collection

These fine poems, written at different times and from a variety of perspectives, all look hard at the landscapes they enshrine. In doing so, they achieve (at least) two things at the same time. They honour the facts they preserve;…


Ted Hughes

B. 1930 D. 1998

4 poems available

Ted Hughes (1930-1998) is a brooding presence in the landscape of 20th Century poetry, not unlike the six hundred feet-high Scout Rock which overshadowed his Yorkshire childhood. Hughes’ early experience of the moors and his industrially-scarred surroundings were the keynotes…


Jenny Joseph

B. 1932 D. 2018

5 poems available

Jenny Joseph (b. 1932 – d. 2018) was originally from Birmingham but her first remembered home was in leafy Buckinghamshire. She read English at St Hilda’s College Oxford. A variety of occupations included being a newspaper reporter, lecturer in language…


19 poems available

Kathleen Jamie spent much of her early poetic career answering the question posed by the disapproving elders in her famous poem ‘The Queen of Sheba’: “whae do you think y’ur?” Across a rich and varied body of writing, Jamie has…

Sestina: April - George Elliott Clarke
Light Show at the Botanics - Christine De Luca
The Dipper - Kathleen Jamie
Absolute September - Mary Jo Salter
from Fresh Water – Port Meadow – Dragonflies - David Morley
The Way In - David Morley