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8 poems available

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


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


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


5 poems available

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


10 poems available

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


4 poems available

With a lyric poem, you look, and meditate, and put the rock back. With fiction you poke things with a stick to see what will happen. - Margaret Atwood


Dannie Abse

B. 1923 D. 2014

5 poems available

Who says the world is not a wedding? - 'O Taste and See', Dannie Abse

The Mighty Dead
I never lost as much as twice - Emily Dickinson - Read by Mary Jo Salter
The Mighty Dead

Sonnet 65

Read by Alan Brownjohn

Sonnet 65 - William Shakespeare - Read by Alan Brownjohn
A Winter Elegy - Alan Brownjohn
Finding A Leg To Stand On - Connie Bensley
The Mighty Dead
Safe in their Alabaster Chambers - Emily Dickinson - Read by Kei Miller