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Rainforest in the Sleep Room - Pascale Petit
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Echo - Ella Duffy
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3 poems available

"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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2 poems available

"One of our most promising young talents, Jay Bernard writes powerful and sensuous scenes from the metropolis: a teenager flies like a moth, a woman with scissors sings bees. Disturbing, joyous and always surprising.” – Pascale Petit.

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4 poems available

Catherine Byron's poems write themselves where they ought: on the inside of your skin. Hilary Mantel

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4 poems available

Haunting, hilarious, exquisitely inventive - Mark Ford

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Gerard Benson

B. 1931 D. 2014

5 poems available

Gerard Benson's poetry transfigures the ordinary and leaves an aftertaste of mystery in the mind.Michael Glover, The Independent

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Helen Mort

B. 1985

4 poems available

I'm drawn to what you might think of as traditional lyric poetry; it's an enduring, effective, powerful means of expression.

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3 poems available

Poetry is an art of considering the present. Like music, the performative aspect of poetry forces us to be alert to the possibility of the moment, to experience and capture it fully.

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6 poems available

The word 'quiet' should be applied to the chords and modulations of Draycott's eerie and beautiful poems. She listens, and therefore so do we. Sean O'Brien,

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F. W. Harvey

B. 1888 D. 1957

5 poems available

The Laureate of Gloucestershire

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12 poems available

An engraver in short, sharp slashes that go deep. Andrew Salkey

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