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Guy’s and St Thomas’s - Kayo Chingonyi
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A Gimbal of Blackness - Nii Ayikwei Parkes
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Ghetto Van Gogh - Inua Ellams
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Swallow Twice - Inua Ellams
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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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To My Father / To My Future Son - Ocean Vuong
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Jane Weir

B. 1963

6 poems available

I was a long bodice partly sewn to a skirt, a hem picking / up everything

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1 poem available

Anonymous is a well-known and prolific poet.

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19 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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Vernon Scannell

B. 1922 D. 2007

3 poems available

The glittering dance of brilliants must be strung / On that dark thread of sadness which is time - 'Sunt Lacrimae Rerum', Vernon Scannell

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What’s in a name? - Christine De Luca
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