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The Mighty Dead
Read by Romola Garai
Dover Beach - Matthew Arnold - Read by Romola Garai
B. 1927 D. 2018
He has the gift of epic objectivity: behind his poems we feel not the assertion of his personality, but the actuality of events, the facts and sufferings of history. -- Ted Hughes
B. 1912 D. 1980
Air falls under the heavy yoke of bells - 'Sunday Morning', Denis Glover
Who wants to know / a story's end, or where a road will go? - Sheenagh Pugh, 'What If This Road'
Hollis's language is often scrupulous and surprising: he relishes the words as the puts them down, without preening. - Daily Telegraph
B. 1911 D. 1979
All her poems have written underneath - 'I have seen it.' - Randall Jarrell
W. S. Graham
B. 1918 D. 1986
Have I not been trying to use the obstacle/Of language well? - 'Malcolm Mooney's Land', W. S. Graham
I think of poetry as an art of seeing, an art by which, in my blindness, I learn to see. - Jeremy Hooker, 'At the Edge'