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by Joseph Fasano

Poem
Sea Canes - Derek Walcott
The Mighty Dead

Ulysses

Read by Simon Russell Beale

Ulysses - Alfred Tennyson - Read by Simon Russell Beale
Poet

Derek Walcott

B. 1930 D. 2017

2 poems available

“What's poetry, if it's worth its salt, / but a phrase men can pass from hand to mouth?”

Poem
Love Song, 31st July - Richard Osmond
Poet

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.

Poet

3 poems available

"Tempest has forged their own voice, unlike anything else in the mainstream poetry world." - The Independent

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

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