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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;…

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Sykes Cottages offer the finest handpicked cottage holidays across the UK and Ireland. They have teamed up with us to create this collection of some of the finest classic poets from across UK and Ireland. The poets in this collection…

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Strands of autobiography, a deeply sensuous ecology of place, historical narratives; the inner world of imagination and the often difficult realities of the postcolonial nation are interwoven in McWatt's bold but carefully worked out architecture. Peepal Tree

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John Clare

B. 1793 D. 1864

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If life had a second edition, how I would correct the proofs?. John Clare

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

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III. Works and Days - Ahren Warner
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Tall Nettles

Read by Helen Thomas

Tall Nettles - Edward Thomas - Read by Helen Thomas
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Nude - David Constantine
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Instruments - Malika Ndlovu
The Mighty Dead
My mistress’ eyes are nothing like the sun… (Sonnet 130) - William Shakespeare - Read by James Fenton
The Mighty Dead
Devouring Time, blunt thou the lion’s paws… (Sonnet 19) - William Shakespeare - Read by James Fenton
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Vertigo - Christian Campbell
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