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Someday I’ll Love Ocean Vuong - Ocean Vuong
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3 poems available

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

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6 poems available

pared-down precision and scorching intensity - Helen Dunmore

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William Shakespeare

B. 1564 D. 1616

18 poems available

The poet's eye, in a fine frenzy rolling, doth glance from heaven to Earth, from Earth to heaven; and as imagination bodies forth the forms of things unknown, the poet's pen turns them to shape.? William Shakespeare

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8 poems available

In the face of loss - human, natural, temporal - McQueen finds salvation in language. Often her work is about artistic endeavour itself: the desire to freeze time, the realisation that this is impossible - Sarah Quigley

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Maurice Riordan's patient, contemplative poems of love and memory follow the example of Robert Frost in slowly releasing their reach and complexity while maintaining hailing distance of the proverbial - Sean O'Brien

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William Wordsworth

B. 1770 D. 1850

4 poems available

The eye, it cannot choose but see; / We cannot bid the ear be still; / Our bodies feel, where'er they be, / Against or with our will. Wordsworth, 'Expostulation and Reply'

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8 poems available

If death still comes / we'll strike a pose / and hold our breath / until he goes - Kevin Ireland

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7 poems available

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

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6 poems available

How easy it is to do something / different, how hard to do / it better, is the message I get / as I hear the tyres purr - 'Training on the Peninsula', Brian Turner

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Linda Gregg brings us back to poetry...She is original and mysterious, one of the best poets in America. Gerald Stern

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I would have words as tenacious as mules/ to bear us, sure-footed/ up the mountain of night... from 'Elemental' by Edward Baugh

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