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The Girls at St Catherine’s - Paul Groves
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Why can’t a K be beautiful and magick? - Victoria Adukwei Bulley
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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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Mark McWatt was born in Georgetown, Guyana, and attended schools all over the country, including mission schools in interior districts, as his father was a District officer in the colonial government of the time. He studied English at the University…

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John Clare

B. 1793 D. 1864

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John Clare, the son of a casual labourer, was born in Helpstone, Northamptonshire. His twin sister died a few weeks after their birth and he was brought up in poverty, only attending school very occasionally because his father couldn’t keep…

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Brendan Kennelly

B. 1936 D. 2021

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Brendan Kennelly (b. 1936 – d.2021) was the prolific author of over twenty books of poetry as well as plays, novels and criticism. Born in Ballylongford in Co. Kerry, Kennelly was Professor of Modern Literature at Trinity College, Dublin for…

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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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Instruments - Malika Ndlovu
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Nude - David Constantine
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The Cougar - Christopher Reid
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