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Half a Lime - Nii Ayikwei Parkes
The Mighty Dead

Ulysses

Read by Simon Russell Beale
Ulysses - Alfred Tennyson - Read by Simon Russell Beale
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Explanation For Those Who Don’t Know Love - Holly Hopkins
Special Collection

It’s always great to receive flowers but we thought we would do something extra special and send you a lovely Bunch of Poems!

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Richly visual and with an eye for the telling detail, Sue Hubbard’s poetry is the work of a writer who has also spent much of her life as an art critic. The poems in this Archive recording showcase what Helen…

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Born in Barbados, where she still resides, Esther Phillips graduated with an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Miami in 1999, winning the Alfred Boas Poetry Prize of the Academy of American Poets for her poetry thesis. In February…

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Stephen Romer was born in Hertfordshire, and educated at Trinity Hall, Cambridge. Since 1981 he has lived France, first in Paris, and since 1991 in the Loire Valley, where he is Maitre de Conferences in the English department of Tours…

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Through direct, colloquial language and often intense imagery, Catherine Smith invites the reader into a world at once familiar and unsettling. Her poems display a gift for teasing significance from relatable personal experience: vivid dreams of secondary school exams; the…

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Tame - Sarah Howe
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White horse - Steve Ellis
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Scenes From Childhood, part 1 - Steve Ellis
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Innisfree - Anthony Howell
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