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Elizabeth Bishop

B. 1911 D. 1979

4 poems available

All her poems have written underneath - 'I have seen it.' - Randall Jarrell

Poet

5 poems available

Finely wrought verse that is tough, but also lyrical. A distinctive new voice - Neil Rollinson

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D. J. Enright

B. 1920 D. 2002

4 poems available

As a new empire swells into the full glare of the global limelight, its novelists and balladeers could very well take a good lesson from Enright: Look long and hard. Write clearly. And keep it sharp. - James Norton, Flakmag

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The Raven

Read by David Yezzi

The Raven - Edgar Allan Poe - Read by David Yezzi
Poem
The Three - Laurence Lerner
Poem
it’s not just a conditioning shampoo it’s - Heather Phillipson
Poem
Think of Me Sometime - James Matthews
Poem
Told one of the goldfish wouldn’t last the night… - David Constantine
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Break, Break, Break

Read by Andrew Motion

Break, Break, Break - Alfred Tennyson - Read by Andrew Motion
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Distance - Ruth Bidgood
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I Am

Read by Paul Farley

I Am - John Clare - Read by Paul Farley
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Ode on Melancholy

Read by Andrew Motion

Ode on Melancholy - John Keats - Read by Andrew Motion
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