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John Clare

B. 1793 D. 1864

3 poems available

John Clare, the son of a casual labourer, was born in Helpstone, Northamptonshire. His twin sister died a few weeks after their birth and he was brought up in poverty, only attending school very occasionally because his father couldn’t keep…

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Sylvia Plath

B. 1932 D. 1963

2 poems available

Sylvia Plath (1932-1963) is a poet whose troubled life and powerful work remains a source of controversy. Born in Boston in the USA she was precociously intelligent, publishing her first poem at the age of eight. The same year her…

The Mighty Dead
Sonnet: On Being Cautioned Against Walking on a Headland Overlooking the Sea, Because It Was Frequented by a Lunatic - Charlotte Smith - Read by Denise Riley
The Mighty Dead

Porphyria’s Lover

Read by Anthony Thwaite
Porphyria’s Lover - Robert Browning - Read by Anthony Thwaite
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I Couldn’t Stand the Smell of the Pinks - Selima Hill
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Lies and Longing - Linda Gregg
Poem
Ringing the Bells - Anne Sexton
Poem
Another Insane Devotion - Gerald Stern
Poem
Green Sees Things in Waves - August Kleinzahler
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A Hundred Bolts of Satin - Kay Ryan
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The Cool Web - Robert Graves
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