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Love, A Fear - Celia A Sorhaindo
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In The Air - Celia A Sorhaindo
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In Memory of Herbert Morris - Malika Booker
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The Door of No Return - Yomi Sode
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“The ability of writers to imagine what is not the self, to familiarize the strange and mystify the familiar, is the test of their power. -Toni Morrison ”

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by Genevieve Carver

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Bad Girls Club - Phoebe Stuckes
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Race Riot, Tulsa, 1921 - Sharon Olds
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The Poetry Archive’s World War Poetry Showcase is based on the collection put together for our national poetry recitation competition, Poetry by Heart, to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War. Of course, there are plenty of anthologies…

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She has the comic's knack of placing a lot of weight on thin-shouldered words, words blurred by common currency which are suddenly brought into sharp focus and don't really want to be. Beyond the laughs there's great poignancy - Observer

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Matthew Sweeney

B. 1952 D. 2018

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The act of writing is a process of curiosity and discovery, with the unconscious mind leading, and everything focussing on finding the right concrete details. Matthew Sweeney

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Are words no more than waving, wavering flags? - 'The right word', Imtiaz Dharker

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