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Grey Girl - Sharon Olds
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Race Riot, Tulsa, 1921 - Sharon Olds
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6 poems available

These hands have Moulded monuments, created crafts, healed hearts. Khosi Xaba, from 'These Hands'

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5 poems available

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

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Hannah More

B. 1745 D. 1833

1 poem available

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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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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7 poems available

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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3 poems available

...the popular music of Jamaica, the music of the people, is an essentially experiential music... the music reflects the historical experience. - Linton Kwesi Johnson

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John Agard

B. 1949

4 poems available

His poems are direct and arresting, playful, full of startling imagery, and are hilarious, passionate and erotic as often as they are political - often managing to be all these things at once - Maura Dooley

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The poet's reading, like his words, is energetic and as alive as quicksilver - The Observer

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