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Amaryllis Ode - Sharon Olds
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3 poems available

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

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8 poems available

'here I am, on the edge of animation, / a dream, a dance, a fantastic construction'. Moniza Alvi

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5 poems available

We are born to bring light / To honour the blessing of each moment / The gift of every life - Malika Ndlovu

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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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Anna Laetitia Barbauld

B. 1743 D. 1825

2 poems available

Woman! too long degraded, scorned, opprest; / O born to rule in partial Law's despite, / Resume thy native empire o'er the breast! ? Anna Laetitia Barbauld, 'The Rights of Women'

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Robert Browning

B. 1812 D. 1889

5 poems available

God is the perfect poet.

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Janet Frame

B. 1924 D. 2004

5 poems available

Poetry is attendance upon the world - Janet Frame

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...the popular music of Jamaica, the music of the people, is an essentially experiential music... the music reflects the historical experience. - Linton Kwesi Johnson

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4 poems available

How you became a poet's a mystery! / Where did you get your talent from? / I say: I had two uncles, Joe and Harry - / one was a stammerer, the other dumb.- 'Heredity', Tony Harrison

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Thom Gunn

B. 1929 D. 2004

2 poems available

It is not so difficult to kindle the poetic fire in the first place as to keep it going, hot and bright, through a whole lifetime. - Thom Gunn

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W. H. Auden

B. 1907 D. 1973

3 poems available

Art is our chief means of breaking bread with the dead. - W. H. Auden

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