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Poem for the Breasts - Sharon Olds
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7 poems available

“Olds writes “poetry more faithful to the felt truth of reality than any prose could be.” – Richard Wakefield.

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Robert Browning

B. 1812 D. 1889

5 poems available

God is the perfect poet.

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Robert Frost

B. 1874 D. 1963

In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on. Robert Frost

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6 poems available

Poetry, above all, is a series of intense moments - its power is not in narrative. I'm not dealing with facts, I'm dealing with emotion. Carol Ann Duffy

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Sylvia Plath

B. 1932 D. 1963

The blood jet is poetry,/ There is no stopping it. - 'Kindness', Sylvia Plath (written 1st February 1963)

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Wild nights – Wild nights!

Read by Mary Jo Salter

Wild nights – Wild nights! - Emily Dickinson - Read by Mary Jo Salter
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James Brown’s Rhetoric - George Elliott Clarke
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King Bee Blues - George Elliott Clarke
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Caravaggio in Dumfries - Tom Pow
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A Friendship - Connie Bensley
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A Monorhyme for the Shower - Dick Davis
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