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Parasites - Keith Jarrett
Special Collection

The Poetry Archive’s World War Poetry Showcase is based on the collection put together for our national poetry recitation competition, Poetry by Heart, to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War. Of course, there are plenty of anthologies…


Hone Tuwhare

B. 1922 D. 2008

8 poems available

Hone Tuwhare (1922 — 2008) is New Zealand’s pre-eminent Maori poet; his tribal affiliations are with Ngā Puhi, Ngāti Korokoro, Ngāti Tautahi, Te Popote and Uri-o-Hau. From a working class background (at fifteen he was apprenticed as a New Zealand…


4 poems available

Tanya Shirley is a startlingly bold writer with a particular gift for highlighting the telling detail in her vivid and arresting poems, which variously contain portraits of lovers, colourful eccentrics and family snapshots that capture the elusive magic of childhood…


7 poems available

Grace Nichols is a poet whose work has been central to our understanding of the important cultural Caribbean-British connection for nearly 3 decades. From her first collection, I Is a Long Memoried Woman (1983), to her more recent work such…

The Mighty Dead

Home Thoughts, from Abroad

Read by Anthony Thwaite
Home Thoughts, from Abroad - Robert Browning - Read by Anthony Thwaite
On Not Writing As A West Indian Woman - Vahni Capildeo
Sunday Ritual - Tanya Shirley
Connecting Medium II - Dorothea Smartt