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

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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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Yomi Sode

B. 1984

1 poem available

“To archive poems that may speak to current or younger generations of writers feels incredible. I’m thankful to join a list of iconic figures who inspire me to craft my work to the best it can be.”

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by Tiffany Anne Tondut

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8 poems available

A poem is not its words, but the ringing it leaves behind.

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Alasdair Gray

B. 1934 D. 2019

9 poems available

Work as if you live in the early days of a better world -- Alasdair Gray via Dennis Lee

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4 poems available

To soothe you / I ran back down to take a photo: / it's a splendid one of the horse / but you're only a hurrahing speck

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Laurence Lerner

B. 1925 D. 2016

6 poems available

His poems are meant for everyone ... A genuinely popular poet, who deserves to be better known. - Peter Porter

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6 poems available

'this spiral / of making while unmaking while / the world goes round' -- Mary Jo Salter, 'Young Girl Peeling Apples'

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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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4 poems available

Joyous, brilliant and moving -- Costa Prize judges

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5 poems available

A poet confident in her mastery of the medium -- J.M. Coetzee

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