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by Tracey Rhys

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Alasdair Gray

B. 1934 D. 2019

9 poems available

Work as if you live in the early days of a better world -- Alasdair Gray via Dennis Lee

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Ron Butlin

B. 1949

9 poems available

Ron Butlin is that rare breed - a poet who takes the novel form and shows it is ripe for reinvention. Playful, haunting and moving, this is writing of the highest quality. - Ian Rankin

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Dick Davis

B. 1945

6 poems available

The balance of passion and poise is a constant tension in Davis's work - PN Review

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C. H. Sisson

B. 1914 D. 2003

4 poems available

The last English modernist ? Guardian

Poet

3 poems available

Celebratory, mournful, critical and tender - Poetry London

Poet

4 poems available

His keen observation invokes an expanded cognition and a braver engagement with one's personhood. -- Liesl Jobson

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Jonathan Swift

B. 1667 D. 1745

1 poem available

How very mean a thing is a Duke; From all his ill-got honours flung, turned to that dirt from whence he sprung. - Jonathan Swift 'A satirical elegy on the death of a late famous general'

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Christopher Smart

B. 1722 D. 1771

1 poem available

For I will consider my Cat Jeoffry. For he is the servant of the Living God, duly and daily serving him. - Christopher Smart 'My cat Jeoffrey'

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Samuel Johnson

B. 1709 D. 1784

1 poem available

Condemn'd to hope's delusive mine, as on we toil from day to day, by sudden blasts, or slow decline, our social comforts drop away. - Samuel Johnson 'On the death of Dr Robert Levet'

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Thomas Love Peacock

B. 1785 D. 1866

1 poem available

Ednyfed, king of Dyfed, his head was borne before us; his wine and beasts supplied our feasts, and his overthrow, our chorus. - Thomas Love Peacock 'The war song of Dinas Vawr'

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4 poems available

Dense yet taut poems, grounded in an everyday enriched by an intelligent, idiosyncratic awareness -- Carrie Etter

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