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“Olds writes “poetry more faithful to the felt truth of reality than any prose could be.” – Richard Wakefield.

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Race Riot, Tulsa, 1921 - Sharon Olds
Poet

5 poems available

A tune that one has once heard and liked [that] seems to haunt the mind and will not be dismissed until entirely mastered.

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4 poems available

Joyous, brilliant and moving -- Costa Prize judges

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4 poems available

Yaa de Villiers' silence-smashing poems (in this manner reminiscent of Carol Ann Duffy's The World's Wife) are sensitive, unafraid to be erotic, sometimes tragic, and always irreverent - Tolu Ogunlesi, Wasafiri magazine

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Alexander Pope

B. 1688 D. 1744

3 poems available

And die of nothing but a rage to live

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Anna Laetitia Barbauld

B. 1743 D. 1825

2 poems available

Woman! too long degraded, scorned, opprest; / O born to rule in partial Law's despite, / Resume thy native empire o'er the breast! Anna Laetitia Barbauld, 'The Rights of Women'

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4 poems available

Among the finest of our poets. - Melvyn Bragg

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Dan Burt

B. 1942

4 poems available

The verse flexes muscle after muscle...The writing...can hover and dance. It has genuine grace. - George Szirtes

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Philip Levine

B. 1934 D. 2015

5 poems available

A large, ironic Whitman of the industrial heartland - Edward Hirsch

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1 poem available

The poem might be our only evidence that an event has occurred: it exists for us as the sole trace of an occurrence. - Carolyn Forche

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Roy Fisher

B. 1930 D. 2017

3 poems available

...anything I have seen, I've only seen by virtue of having been very inattentive or rebellious at school, and looking at what was out of the corner of the picture, what was outside the frame. - Roy Fisher

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