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by Josie Walsh

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Rainforest in the Sleep Room - Pascale Petit
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Mama Amazonica - Pascale Petit
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Earth Day is a day to celebrate our planet. Poets have long explored the fragility of the environment in ways which enable a deep, lasting appreciation and understanding of our world. We’ve put together a collection of poems which help…

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by Tracey Rhys

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5 poems available

Morley conjures a marvellous sense of nature as intimacy, something precise yet loaded and of immense importance to us. George Szirtes

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5 poems available

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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5 poems available

The mountaineer climbs the mountain because it's there; the poet writes poetry so that it should continue to be there.

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8 poems available

In the face of loss - human, natural, temporal - McQueen finds salvation in language. Often her work is about artistic endeavour itself: the desire to freeze time, the realisation that this is impossible - Sarah Quigley

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4 poems available

I think of poetry as an art of seeing, an art by which, in my blindness, I learn to see. - Jeremy Hooker, 'At the Edge'

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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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George Mackay Brown

B. 1921 D. 1996

5 poems available

The essence of Orkney's magic is silence, loneliness and the deep marvellous rhythms of sea and land, darkness and light. - George Mackay Brown

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