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Ode to the Hymen - Sharon Olds
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6 poems available

pared-down precision and scorching intensity - Helen Dunmore

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Charlotte Smith

B. 1749 D. 1806

2 poems available

Ah! why has happiness no second spring? Charlotte Smith

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Anne Bradstreet

B. 1612 D. 1672

4 poems available

All things within this fading world hath end. ('Before the Birth of One of Her Children')

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6 poems available

A poet ought not to pick nature's pocket: let him borrow, and so borrow as to repay by the very act of borrowing. Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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

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WS Merwin

B. 1927 D. 2019

4 poems available

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

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Sally Read

B. 1971

3 poems available

Poetry gives voice to what has no voice and form to what has no form, and creates the illusion of possession.

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The kind of poetry that imbues the everyday, the tarnished and burnished, with the possibilities of the transcendent - The Times

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Sarah Maguire

B. 1957 D. 2017

5 poems available

At once catalogues of ordinary, precise vision...and poems of musical and metaphysical ambition, Maguire is the heiress of Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman. Adam Phillips, The Observer

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

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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

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