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5 poems available

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

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Robert Southey

B. 1774 D. 1843

1 poem available

Why that I cannot tell, said he, "But 'twas a famous victory." - Robert Southey, 'After Blenheim'

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Jon Stallworthy

B. 1935 D. 2014

3 poems available

The best reading of a poem involves a simultaneous engagement of the eye and ear.

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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Alastair Reid

B. 1926 D. 2014

4 poems available

I travelled, however, mainly to find places to come to rest in, places to write in, oases.

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10 poems available

Things change, become home and we must leave them - Lavinia Greenlaw, 'Guidebooks to the Alhambra'

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3 poems available

In my poetry I give primacy to the breath. For me it is the way the poem breathes that gives it form. - Penelope Shuttle

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Elaine Feinstein

B. 1930 D. 2019

5 poems available

People do seem to need poetry; it makes our ordinary life feel richer. - Elaine Feinstein

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Michael Hamburger

B. 1924 D. 2007

3 poems available

...as both poet and translator he has succeeded over many decades in placing the best silences in the best order. - Dennis O'Driscoll

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Moonlight - Alasdair Gray
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Vocation - Alasdair Gray
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Dat trickster sun - Christine De Luca
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