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Poetry is our human love of metaphor. We see one thing and think something else - 'Travels in Peru', Geoffrey Lehmann

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If death still comes / we'll strike a pose / and hold our breath / until he goes - Kevin Ireland

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Fergus Allen

B. 1921 D. 2017

3 poems available

Allen writes poetry that is limpid, very subtle and marvellously wise. - William Boyd

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Intimates' faces up to life at every turn. It celebrates, it laments, it answers back. David Constantine.

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Paradoxes interest me and the desire for beauty, for meaning, for whatever might counterbalance our commodified world... (Peter Boyle)

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Dan Burt

B. 1942

4 poems available

The verse flexes muscle after muscle...The writing...can hover and dance. It has genuine grace. - George Szirtes

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Good writing gives energy, whatever it is about. But the fact that writers are dealing with essential issues...I think that's a necessary integration of literary writing with what's actually going on in our world. - Marilyn Hacker

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Felix Dennis

B. 1947 D. 2014

21 poems available

If it's a good idea, go ahead and do it. It's much easier to apologise than it is to get permission. - Rear Admiral Grace Murray Hopper

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John Betjeman

B. 1906 D. 1984

2 poems available

Now if the harvest is over / And the world cold / Give me the bonus of laughter / As I lose hold. - 'A Nip in the Air', John Betjeman

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7 poems available

In every line the poet strives to make language elegant enough to do justice to the world as comedy.- The Oxford Companion to Twentieth Century Poetry

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A writer is not interested in explaining reality; he's interested in capturing it. - Brendan Kennelly

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My poems are the product of a relationship between a side of my mind which is conscious, alert, educated and manipulative, and a side which is as murky as a primaeval swamp. - Andrew Motion

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