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Derek Walcott

B. 1930 D. 2017

2 poems available

“What's poetry, if it's worth its salt, / but a phrase men can pass from hand to mouth?”

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"Tempest has forged their own voice, unlike anything else in the mainstream poetry world." - The Independent

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7 poems available

Poetry gives people the power to make their voices heard. -- Toni Stuart

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7 poems available

A haunting music full of subtlety of thought and religious echoes. -- Charles Bainbridge, The Guardian

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'Out of this zany dark and ice we will carry/longing and the sun in our eyes forever.' Christine De Luca, Light Show at the Botanics

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6 poems available

All books are merely delayed dust. - George Elliott Clarke

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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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4 poems available

Here is a poet with a commanding style; her voice is entirely her own, both rich and laconic - Penelope Shuttle

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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'

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

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Joanna Baillie

B. 1762 D. 1851

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Go to thy little senseless play; thou dost not heed my lay. - Joanna Baillie 'A Mother To Her Waking Infant'

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

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