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Will Burns

B. 1980

10 poems available

"Think small. If you have a big mind, it will show itself." Richard Hugo

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3 poems available

"I digress. Let’s live in digression. We have no other choices.", from the poem Haematology #1

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Why can’t a K be beautiful and magick? - Victoria Adukwei Bulley
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The Long Duration of a Split Second  - Nick Makoha
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6 poems available

“If my heart is broken, I should be thankful that I was blessed to have loved but I cannot live that wisely. That’s why I cry ”

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5 poems available

“I myself am bored / of fig leaves, of shames / I did not choose” – from ‘About Ana’

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2 poems available

Poetry Is Music From The Place You Are Born – Unknown

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2 poems available

“The English language is nobody's special property. It is the property of the imagination: it is the property of the language itself” – Derek Walcott

Special Collection

Celebrate common humanity, diverse cultures and the importance of poetry in the arts. We’ve put together a collection of recordings which travel widely across continents, histories, and languages. Together they demonstrate the amazing poetic talent drawn from international backgrounds which the Poetry Archive is proud to have in our keeping.

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by Nairn Kennedy

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Echo - Ella Duffy
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