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These fine poems, written at different times and from a variety of perspectives, all look hard at the landscapes they enshrine. In doing so, they achieve (at least) two things at the same time. They honour the facts they preserve;…

Special Collection

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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How the World Split in Two - Moniza Alvi
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How the Sky Got a Hole in It - Moniza Alvi
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Paralysis - Peter Boyle
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Measure - Robert Hass
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George Square - Jackie Kay
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In The Colonie (an extract: 38) - Michael Rosen
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William Blake says: Everything that Lives is Holy - Adrian Mitchell
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Elephant Eternity - Adrian Mitchell
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