Not sure where to start? Who to listen to? What to read? The links below will help you - simply search below using names or key words to explore all our poetry recordings, texts, interviews and a huge range of other materials.

Search & Filter
Type
Theme Birth
Refine: Life
Glossary
Region
  • Refine theme: Life

39 results

Sort by:

Poem
Ode to the Hymen - Sharon Olds
Poet

Charlotte Smith

B. 1749 D. 1806

2 poems available

Ah! why has happiness no second spring? Charlotte Smith

Poet

WS Merwin

B. 1927 D. 2019

4 poems available

Poetry's about what can't be said. WS Merwin

Poet

5 poems available

Finely wrought verse that is tough, but also lyrical. A distinctive new voice - Neil Rollinson

Poet

5 poems available

I would say that the poem exists in a space somewhere between the reader and the author, and in a sense belongs to neither, and both. - Don Paterson

Poet

T. S. Eliot

B. 1888 D. 1965

7 poems available

...the communication of the dead/is tongued with fire beyond the language of the living. - from Part 1 of 'Little Gidding', T. S. Eliot

Poet

Philip Larkin

B. 1922 D. 1985

3 poems available

I'd like to think...that people in pubs would talk about my poems. - Larkin to his publisher

Poet

Ted Hughes

B. 1930 D. 1998

3 poems available

Poetry is the voice of spirit and imagination and all that is potential, as well as of the healing benevolence that used to be the privilege of the gods. - Ted Hughes

Poet

13 poems available

A keeper of the artistic estate, a custodian of griefs and wonders - Seamus Heaney

Poet

Louis MacNeice

B. 1907 D. 1963

1 poem available

The writer today should be not so much the mouthpiece of a community...as its conscience, its critical faculty, its generous instinct. - Louis MacNeice

Poem
Birth Day: The Video - Richard Harrison
Poem
Callisto’s Song - Jo Shapcott
Close