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Interview

Join acclaimed poet Jo Shapcott in her Welsh retreat as she talks about the pleasures of science and music that inform her work - and the importance of getting up early to write!

Poet

8 poems available

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

Poet

Sarah Howe

B. 1983

4 poems available

Rich and fierce, Sarah Howe's poems are alive to the complex stories and voices that cohere around objects, family and place. . . surprising and moving. . . - EDMUND DE WAAL

Poet

Jane Weir

B. 1963

6 poems available

I was a long bodice partly sewn to a skirt, a hem picking / up everything

Poet

8 poems available

'here I am, on the edge of animation, / a dream, a dance, a fantastic construction'. Moniza Alvi

Poet

4 poems available

A poet of rare lyric intensity - Oxford Companion to English Literature

Poet

2 poems available

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

Poet

Liz Berry

B. 1980

3 poems available

Ecstatic, quicksilver poems, ablaze with originality, curiosity and a passion for words. Ruth Padel

Poet

5 poems available

Strands of autobiography, a deeply sensuous ecology of place, historical narratives; the inner world of imagination and the often difficult realities of the postcolonial nation are interwoven in McWatt's bold but carefully worked out architecture. Peepal Tree

Poet

Hone Tuwhare

B. 1922 D. 2008

8 poems available

Gissa smile Sun, giss yr best / good mawnin' one, fresh 'n cool like - 'Sun O (2)', Hone Tuwhare

Poet

6 poems available

A poet ought not to pick nature's pocket: let him borrow, and so borrow as to repay by the very act of borrowing. Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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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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