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Join acclaimed poet Jo Shapcott in her Welsh retreat as she talks about the pleasures of science and music that inform her work - and the importance of getting up early to write!

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2 poems available

Patience Agbabi is a poet much celebrated for paying equal homage to literature and performance. Born in London to Nigerian parents and fostered in a white English family in North Wales, her work moves fluidly and nimbly between cultures, dialects, voices; between page…

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5 poems available

Mark McWatt was born in Georgetown, Guyana, and attended schools all over the country, including mission schools in interior districts, as his father was a District officer in the colonial government of the time. He studied English at the University…

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Ted Hughes

B. 1930 D. 1998

4 poems available

Ted Hughes (1930-1998) is a brooding presence in the landscape of 20th Century poetry, not unlike the six hundred feet-high Scout Rock which overshadowed his Yorkshire childhood. Hughes’ early experience of the moors and his industrially-scarred surroundings were the keynotes…

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Vocation - Alasdair Gray
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The Discoveries of Geography - Andrew Motion
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Reading the Bones - John Whitworth
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The Poetry Bug - Colette Bryce
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The Full Indian Rope Trick - Colette Bryce
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Shark Song - Alan Jenkins
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Events with Parked Cars - Charles Boyle
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A Shrunken Head - Frances Leviston
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