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Grey Girl - Sharon Olds
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Amaryllis Ode - Sharon Olds
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7 poems available

“Olds writes “poetry more faithful to the felt truth of reality than any prose could be.” – Richard Wakefield.

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4 poems available

I don't want to be one of those ivory tower writers; I want to affect people's lives.

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3 poems available

I am a desperate man who demands to connect...who denounces the dullness of money and status...who will not bow down to acolayed or success - 'i am the strange hero of hunger', Billy Childish

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5 poems available

Are words no more than waving, wavering flags? - 'The right word', Imtiaz Dharker

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Matthew Sweeney

B. 1952 D. 2018

6 poems available

The act of writing is a process of curiosity and discovery, with the unconscious mind leading, and everything focussing on finding the right concrete details. Matthew Sweeney

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3 poems available

Schmidt is always a stringent poet, never shy of painful truth - Helen Dunmore

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Philip Levine

B. 1934 D. 2015

5 poems available

A large, ironic Whitman of the industrial heartland - Edward Hirsch

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4 poems available

Paying attention - listening - to one kind of complexity tells us something about the complexity of experience in general. Fiona Sampson

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Ruth Padel

B. 1947

4 poems available

Go for it, petal. Nothing's as real as what you write. (from Writing to Onegin, Ruth Padel)

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Richard Wilbur

B. 1921 D. 2017

Not a graceful mind... a mind of grace, an altogether different and higher thing - Theodore Roethke

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