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Kamau Brathwaite

B. 1930 D. 2020

3 poems available

His technique dazzles, and through the handling of rhythm and image he makes the world his own, and ours - The Sunday Times

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Ivor Gurney

B. 1890 D. 1937

1 poem available

There are strange Hells within the minds War made. - Ivor Gurney, 'Strange Hells'

Poet

2 poems available

I write because my ink must flow like blood. The written must be spoken. Patience Agbabi

Poet

4 poems available

Syntactically complex, discursive, lyrically rich, yet threaded through with a demotic swagger - Gerard Woodward

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F. W. Harvey

B. 1888 D. 1957

5 poems available

The Laureate of Gloucestershire

Poet

7 poems available

Musical, deftly patterned poems that are the products of a supple susceptibility and determined intelligence - Adam Foulds

Poet

6 poems available

Sitting around an old table/they drew lines across the map/dividing the place/I would call my country. Choman Hardi 'Lausanne, 1923'

Poet

3 poems available

I defy anyone to listen to a performance of his poetry and not come away uplifted - Poetry Review

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Julia Bird

B. 1971

6 poems available

Bird's is a poetry of ideas, but unexpected, often extraordinary ones - Times Literary Supplement

Poet

5 poems available

I go to the rockpool at the slack of tide/ to mind me what my poetry's for. - Jen Hadfield from 'Daed-traa'.

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Louise Bogan

B. 1897 D. 1970

3 poems available

Louise Bogan's art is compactness compacted. Emotion with her, as she has said of certain fiction, is 'itself form, the kernel which builds outward form from inward intensity.' Marianne Moore

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4 poems available

My father could only sign/His name, but he'd look at blueprints/& say how many bricks/ Formed each wall - My Father's Letters, Yusef Komunyakaa

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