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Ode to the Hymen - Sharon Olds
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Jane Weir

B. 1963

6 poems available

I was a long bodice partly sewn to a skirt, a hem picking / up everything

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5 poems available

We are born to bring light / To honour the blessing of each moment / The gift of every life - Malika Ndlovu

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Robert Browning

B. 1812 D. 1889

5 poems available

God is the perfect poet.

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Helen Dunmore

B. 1952 D. 2017

4 poems available

In these times, we should be glad of this voice. - Kate Clanchy, The Guardian

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Good poetry is like effective prayer, it feeds the human spirit, it nourishes, it puts us in touch with forces far greater than ourselves. Lorna Goodison

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4 poems available

I am a poet who is a woman, not a woman poet. - Ruth Fainlight

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Anne Sexton

B. 1928 D. 1974

4 poems available

Put your ear down close to your soul and listen hard. - Anne Sexton

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Jackie Kay

B. 1961

7 poems available

A poem is a little moment of belief. - Jackie Kay

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T. S. Eliot

B. 1888 D. 1965

7 poems available

...the communication of the dead/is tongued with fire beyond the language of the living. - from Part 1 of 'Little Gidding', T. S. Eliot

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5 poems available

There is no gaudiness in her poetry; instead the reader is aware of a generosity of spirit which allows the poems' subjects their own unbullied reality. - The Listener

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9 poems available

We were testing the range of the human voice - 'The Shout', Simon Armitage

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