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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

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6 poems available

Not only rich music, an easy lyricism, but also grit, and earthy honesty, a willingness to be vulnerable and clean. - Gwendolyn Brooks

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Poetry matters because it is a tool for helping us to discover who we are. As individuals, as Caribbean peoples, as citizens of the world. Olive Senior

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Hilaire Belloc

B. 1870 D. 1953

2 poems available

When I am dead, I hope it may be said, 'His sins were scarlet, but his books were read.' - Hilaire Belloc

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Bears - David Morley
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Bird - Liz Berry
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Ol’Higue - Mark McWatt
The Mighty Dead

The Lady of Shalott

Read by Andrew Motion

The Lady of Shalott - Alfred Tennyson - Read by Andrew Motion
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Ancient History - Jamie McKendrick
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Four Departures from ‘Wulf and Eadwacer’ - Vahni Capildeo
The Mighty Dead

Goblin Market

Read by Helen Dunmore

Goblin Market - Christina Rossetti - Read by Helen Dunmore
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Guinep - Olive Senior
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