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Derek Walcott

B. 1930 D. 2017

“What's poetry, if it's worth its salt, / but a phrase men can pass from hand to mouth?”

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Boy Grandad - Flora de Falbe
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Amaryllis Ode - Sharon Olds
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Sarah Howe

B. 1983

4 poems available

Rich and fierce, Sarah Howe's poems are alive to the complex stories and voices that cohere around objects, family and place. . . surprising and moving. . . - EDMUND DE WAAL

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5 poems available

A tune that one has once heard and liked [that] seems to haunt the mind and will not be dismissed until entirely mastered.

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5 poems available

A poet confident in her mastery of the medium -- J.M. Coetzee

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4 poems available

A poet of rare lyric intensity - Oxford Companion to English Literature

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Lewis Carroll

B. 1832 D. 1898

3 poems available

Imagination is the only weapon in the war against reality.

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Gerard Benson

B. 1931 D. 2014

5 poems available

Gerard Benson's poetry transfigures the ordinary and leaves an aftertaste of mystery in the mind.Michael Glover, The Independent

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Oscar Wilde

B. 1854 D. 1900

1 poem available

He looked upon the garish day with such a wistful eye; the man had killed the thing he loved, and so he had to die. - Oscar Wilde 'The Ballad of Reading Gaol'

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Joanna Baillie

B. 1762 D. 1851

1 poem available

Go to thy little senseless play; thou dost not heed my lay. - Joanna Baillie 'A Mother To Her Waking Infant'

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Charlotte Smith

B. 1749 D. 1806

2 poems available

Ah! why has happiness no second spring? Charlotte Smith

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