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5 poems available

Strands of autobiography, a deeply sensuous ecology of place, historical narratives; the inner world of imagination and the often difficult realities of the postcolonial nation are interwoven in McWatt's bold but carefully worked out architecture. Peepal Tree

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Helen Mort

B. 1985

4 poems available

I'm drawn to what you might think of as traditional lyric poetry; it's an enduring, effective, powerful means of expression.

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Sam Hunt

B. 1946

8 poems available

Trenches of night between us ... - 'War History', Sam Hunt

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Edward Thomas

B. 1878 D. 1917

7 poems available

The simple lack / Of her is more to me / Than others' presence. Edward Thomas, 'The Unknown'

Poet

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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WS Merwin

B. 1927 D. 2019

4 poems available

Poetry's about what can't be said. WS Merwin

Poet

6 poems available

I would have words as tenacious as mules/ to bear us, sure-footed/ up the mountain of night... from 'Elemental' by Edward Baugh

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Norman Nicholson

B. 1914 D. 1987

1 poem available

There stands the base and root of the living rock,/Thirty thousand feet of solid Cumberland. - To the River Duddon, Norman Nicholson

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Stephen Spender

B. 1909 D. 1995

2 poems available

Great poetry is always written by somebody straining to go beyond what he can do. - Stephen Spender

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Dylan Thomas

B. 1914 D. 1953

After 39 years, this is all I've done. - Dylan Thomas' final words

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Theodore Roethke

B. 1908 D. 1963

In a dark time the eye begins to see - 'In a Dark Time', Theodore Roethke

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Adrian Henri

B. 1932 D. 2000

2 poems available

If you think you can do it and you want to do it - then do it. - Adrian Henri

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