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His Ashes - Sharon Olds
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Emily Dickinson

B. 1830 D. 1886

5 poems available

To see the Summer Sky / Is Poetry, though never in a Book it lie? / True Poems flee?

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T. S. Eliot

B. 1888 D. 1965

7 poems available

...the communication of the dead/is tongued with fire beyond the language of the living. - from Part 1 of 'Little Gidding', T. S. Eliot

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Philip Larkin

B. 1922 D. 1985

3 poems available

I'd like to think...that people in pubs would talk about my poems. - Larkin to his publisher

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13 poems available

A keeper of the artistic estate, a custodian of griefs and wonders - 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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18 poems available

...if poetry is a method of approaching truths, and each of us with a human soul and 'a tongue in oor heids' can make an approach toward a truth, poetry is inherently democratic. - Kathleen Jamie

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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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Callisto’s Song - Jo Shapcott
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Winter Housekeeping, 1990 - Alasdair Gray
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Moonlight - Alasdair Gray
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Placenta - Tom Leonard
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