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Poem for the Breasts - Sharon Olds
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Ode to the Hymen - Sharon Olds
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7 poems available

“Olds writes “poetry more faithful to the felt truth of reality than any prose could be.” – Richard Wakefield.

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National Poetry Day, founded by Forward Arts Foundation in 1994, is an annual celebration that inspires people throughout the UK to enjoy, discover and share poems. Everyone is invited to join in, whether by organising events, displays, competitions or by simply posting favourite…

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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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Poem in the Arms of Tyrannosaurus Rex - Richard Harrison
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Birth Day: The Video - Richard Harrison
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Visiting Troy - Laurence Lerner
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My Friend Janine - Laurence Lerner
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The Man on the Clapham Omnibus - Laurence Lerner
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Boy Friends - Michael Rosen
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2014/2015 - Jo Shapcott
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