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Christina Rossetti

B. 1830 D. 1894

6 poems available

Silence is more musical than any song. Christina Rossetti

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Helen Dunmore

B. 1952 D. 2017

4 poems available

In these times, we should be glad of this voice. - Kate Clanchy, The Guardian

Poet

5 poems available

Some of the most turbulent moments in life through a sharp, clear lens. Maura Dooley

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Anne Sexton

B. 1928 D. 1974

4 poems available

Put your ear down close to your soul and listen hard. - Anne Sexton

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Roald Dahl

B. 1916 D. 1990

1 poem available

A little nonsense, now and then, is relished by the wisest men. - 'Charlie & the Chocolate Factory', Roald Dahl

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Charles Causley

B. 1917 D. 2003

6 poems available

If I didn't write poetry I think I'd explode. - Charles Causley

Poet

5 poems available

...in a good poem the poet disappears. That's what the struggle with language is all about. The point is that in the finished poem you don't lay yourself bare. You create a strongbox of words. - Vicki Feaver

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From ‘Figure in a Landscape’ (5) - Anna Crowe
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My beast - Lorraine Mariner
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The Duke of Nowhere - Philip Gross
The Mighty Dead

Goblin Market

Read by Helen Dunmore

Goblin Market - Christina Rossetti - Read by Helen Dunmore
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The Long Road to Teatime - Anna Jackson
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