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Amaryllis Ode - Sharon Olds
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6 poems available

Not only rich music, an easy lyricism, but also grit, and earthy honesty, a willingness to be vulnerable and clean. - Gwendolyn Brooks

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7 poems available

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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Wendy Cope

B. 1945

14 poems available

A jet-age Tennyson - London Review of Books

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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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Elizabeth Jennings

B. 1926 D. 2001

2 poems available

You cannot fake anything if you are trying to write serious poetry. - Elizabeth Jennings

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Jenny Joseph

B. 1932 D. 2018

4 poems available

Why are we frightened of the word for love? - 'Language teaching: naming', Jenny Joseph

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18 poems available

What happens with me is quite often I start with a memory, mix it with observations of people I know and then mix in a bit of 'What if...?' - Michael Rosen

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9 poems available

We were testing the range of the human voice - 'The Shout', Simon Armitage

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Charles Causley

B. 1917 D. 2003

6 poems available

If I didn't write poetry I think I'd explode. - Charles Causley

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Kathleen Raine

B. 1908 D. 2003

4 poems available

Young or old / What was I but the story told / By an unageing one? (Kathleen Raine, from 'Ah, many, many are the dead...')

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Duplo City - Richard Harrison
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