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"Effortlessly switching from spoken-word poetry and folk lyrics accompanied by a gentle finger-picked guitar style, her pieces evoke the beauty and melancholy of the natural world and our place within it." - Ewan Carr, Norfolk Wildlife Trust

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Aubade with Burning City - Ocean Vuong
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“Olds writes “poetry more faithful to the felt truth of reality than any prose could be.” – Richard Wakefield.

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8 poems available

Valerie Gillies writes like the wind and jinks like a hare in the fields of language - The Scotsman

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Morley conjures a marvellous sense of nature as intimacy, something precise yet loaded and of immense importance to us. George Szirtes

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if the body is a great creation why wait / indoors with it?

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Kamau Brathwaite

B. 1930 D. 2020

3 poems available

His technique dazzles, and through the handling of rhythm and image he makes the world his own, and ours - The Sunday Times

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5 poems available

We are born to bring light / To honour the blessing of each moment / The gift of every life - Malika Ndlovu

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I write because my ink must flow like blood. The written must be spoken. Patience Agbabi

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Joanna Baillie

B. 1762 D. 1851

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Go to thy little senseless play; thou dost not heed my lay. - Joanna Baillie 'A Mother To Her Waking Infant'

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Robert Burns

B. 1759 D. 1796

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Deep in heart-wrung tears I'll pledge thee, warring sighs and groans I'll wage thee. - Robert Burns 'Song: ae fond kiss and then we sever'

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Anonymous is a well-known and prolific poet.

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