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Dick Davis

B. 1945

6 poems available

The balance of passion and poise is a constant tension in Davis's work - PN Review

Poet

9 poems available

All those / accumulated moments gathered as ancestors / intent on discarding time. Moving from sorrow / towards a preference for light - 'Day of Remembrance: The Ancestors', Riemke Ensing

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3 poems available

We've all led raucous lives,/ some of them inside, some of them out./ But only the poem you leave behind is what's important. Charles Wright (from 'Littlefoot')

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Jan Kemp

B. 1949

7 poems available

We lie on love's breath - Jan Kemp, 'Puriri'

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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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Hawk and Shadow - Kathleen Jamie
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Instruments - Malika Ndlovu
The Mighty Dead
Ode to the West Wind - Percy Bysshe Shelley - Read by Kit Wright
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Identity - Dan Burt
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In the theatre - Dannie Abse
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