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"So what if a piece of wood discovers it’s a violin..." - Arthur Rimbaud

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Ode to the Hymen - Sharon Olds
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His poetry is what all poetry should be, the surprising and beautiful organisation of things that life has disorganised. John Fuller

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Gavin Ewart

B. 1916 D. 1995

8 poems available

The most remarkable phenomenon of the English poetic scene ... has been the advent, or perhaps I should say the irruption, of Gavin Ewart - Philip Larkin.

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Denis Glover

B. 1912 D. 1980

7 poems available

Air falls under the heavy yoke of bells - 'Sunday Morning', Denis Glover

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John Donne

B. 1572 D. 1631

4 poems available

She is all States, and all princes I, / Nothing else is. John Donne

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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

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Guys like Gauguin - Selina Tusitala Marsh
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King Bee Blues - George Elliott Clarke
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Report from Nowhere - Clive Wilmer
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Guess what? - Heather Phillipson
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when did you start feeling like this - Heather Phillipson
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