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'To write a poem as a working-class woman is an act of courage, of resistance. To perform it is a revolution' – Joelle Tayor
Celebrate common humanity, diverse cultures and the importance of poetry in the arts. We’ve put together a collection of recordings which travel widely across continents, histories, and languages. Together they demonstrate the amazing poetic talent drawn from international backgrounds which the Poetry Archive is proud to have in our keeping.
B. 1934 D. 2019
Work as if you live in the early days of a better world -- Alasdair Gray via Dennis Lee
'pizzazz, wit and - astonishing at his age - both technical assurance and a genuinely integrated humanity' -- Fiona Sampson
Sue Hubbard pays close and exact attention to the elemental world and the vulnerability of the human within it - Pascale Petit
To soothe you / I ran back down to take a photo: / it's a splendid one of the horse / but you're only a hurrahing speck
S. J. Fowler's poems deal with disjunctions and interjections. They present us with a world that moves fast and often violently, where the lyrical impulse flowers, breaks and flowers again, too briefly to assert its full syntactic argument....Fowler's poetics are an open space packed with brilliant intensities. George Szirtes