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

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Trump As Mouse - Flora de Falbe
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"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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Race Riot, Tulsa, 1921 - Sharon Olds
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These hands have Moulded monuments, created crafts, healed hearts. Khosi Xaba, from 'These Hands'

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We are born to bring light / To honour the blessing of each moment / The gift of every life - Malika Ndlovu

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W. E. B. DuBois

B. 1868 D. 1963

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I am the Smoke King. I am black! I am swinging in the sky, I am wringing worlds awry. - W. E. B. DuBois - 'The Song of The Smoke'

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Hannah More

B. 1745 D. 1833

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That self-same stuff which erst proud empires swayed, of which the conquerers of the world were made. - Hannah More 'Slavery: A Poem'

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Robert Burns

B. 1759 D. 1796

3 poems available

Deep in heart-wrung tears I'll pledge thee, warring sighs and groans I'll wage thee. - Robert Burns 'Song: ae fond kiss and then we sever'

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

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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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