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Celebrate common humanity, diverse cultures and the importance of poetry in the arts. We’ve put together a collection of recordings which travel widely across continents, histories, and languages. Together they demonstrate the amazing poetic talent drawn from international backgrounds which the Poetry Archive is proud to have in our keeping.

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by Rachel Burns

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by Nairn Kennedy

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6 poems available

“I want these poems to help people to practise empathy”

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The mock turtle is all things to all men’ - Adham Smart
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Francesca Woodman - Phoebe Stuckes
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Mad Chicks Cool - Phoebe Stuckes
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Surge 3 - Jay Bernard
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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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Grey Girl - Sharon Olds
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Poem for the Breasts - 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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