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These fine poems, written at different times and from a variety of perspectives, all look hard at the landscapes they enshrine. In doing so, they achieve (at least) two things at the same time. They honour the facts they preserve;…

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Sykes Cottages offer the finest handpicked cottage holidays across the UK and Ireland. They have teamed up with us to create this collection of some of the finest classic poets from across UK and Ireland. The poets in this collection…


4 poems available

Catherine Byron's poems write themselves where they ought: on the inside of your skin. Hilary Mantel


Thomas Hardy

B. 1840 D. 1928

7 poems available

Poetry is emotion put into measure. The emotion must come by nature, but the measure can be acquired by art. Thomas Hardy


Geoff Page

B. 1940

6 poems available

I'd feel the need for / tighter turns, / a tiredness with the / larger flourish - from 'I think I could turn awhile'


13 poems available

A keeper of the artistic estate, a custodian of griefs and wonders - Seamus Heaney


Brendan Kennelly

B. 1936 D. 2021

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

Ravendean Burn - Valerie Gillies
The Mighty Dead
Lines Composed a Few Miles above Tintern Abbey, On Revisiting the Banks of the Wye during a Tour. July 13, 1798 - William Wordsworth - Read by Andrew Motion
Near Linton Burnfoot - Ron Butlin
The Invisible Gift - David Morley