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Tom Leonard

B. 1944 D. 2018

8 poems available

He treasures the grain of the speaking voice -- Robert Crawford

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William Cowper

B. 1731 D. 1800

1 poem available

Here lies, whom hound did ne'er pursue, nor swifter greyhound follow, whose foot ne'er tainted morning dew, nor ear heard huntsman's halloo'. - William Cowper 'Epitaph on a hare'

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Robert Burns

B. 1759 D. 1796

3 poems available

Deep in heart-wrung tears I'll pledge thee, warring sighs and groans I'll wage thee. - Robert Burns 'Song: ae fond kiss and then we sever'

Poet

6 poems available

Reid is a poet who lives on in the mind, becomes part of one's inner vocabulary. In every poetic generation that are not more than one or two like that. - The Poetry Review

Poet

2 poems available

Man differs more from man than man from beast.

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Nick Laird

B. 1975

5 poems available

Through the sparseness and compression, Laird generates a haunting trove of subtle and enriching tonal orchestrations - Alan Gillis

Poet

5 poems available

Who wants to know / a story's end, or where a road will go? - Sheenagh Pugh, 'What If This Road'

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George Herbert

B. 1593 D. 1633

4 poems available

Good words are worth much, and cost little.

Poet

2 poems available

Alice Oswald throws the windows of the imagination open; she places a fingertip on the pulse of tradition, and proves it is still very much alive - The Times

Poet

7 poems available

Dorothea Smartt reveals a poetic intelligence and maturity of form and content which definitely locates her among the best of her generation of poets. - Carol Boyce Davies

Poet

6 poems available

Not only rich music, an easy lyricism, but also grit, and earthy honesty, a willingness to be vulnerable and clean. - Gwendolyn Brooks

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Janet Frame

B. 1924 D. 2004

5 poems available

Poetry is attendance upon the world - Janet Frame

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