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

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Christina Rossetti

B. 1830 D. 1894

6 poems available

Silence is more musical than any song. Christina Rossetti

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Poetry matters because it is a tool for helping us to discover who we are. As individuals, as Caribbean peoples, as citizens of the world. Olive Senior

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E E Cummings

B. 1894 D. 1962

America makes prodigious mistakes, America has colossal faults, but one thing cannot be denied: America is always on the move. She may be going to Hell, of course, but at least she isn't standing still. - E. E. Cummings

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Hilaire Belloc

B. 1870 D. 1953

2 poems available

When I am dead, I hope it may be said, 'His sins were scarlet, but his books were read.' - Hilaire Belloc

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T. S. Eliot

B. 1888 D. 1965

7 poems available

...the communication of the dead/is tongued with fire beyond the language of the living. - from Part 1 of 'Little Gidding', T. S. Eliot

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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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Our response to the world is essentially one of wonder, of confronting the mysterious with a sense, not of being small, or insignificant, but of being part of a rich and complex narrative. From 'Strong Words', John Burnside

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Seamus Heaney

B. 1939 D. 2013

4 poems available

And here is love / like a tinsmith's scoop / sunk past its gleam / in the meal-bin - 'Mossbawn Sunlight', Seamus Heaney

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Edith Sitwell

B. 1887 D. 1964

1 poem available

I am not eccentric. It's just that I am more alive than most people. I am an unpopular electric eel set in a pond of goldfish. - Edith Sitwell

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A writer is not interested in explaining reality; he's interested in capturing it. - Brendan Kennelly

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...if poetry is a method of approaching truths, and each of us with a human soul and 'a tongue in oor heids' can make an approach toward a truth, poetry is inherently democratic. - Kathleen Jamie

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