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Surge 9 - Jay Bernard
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Surge 3 - Jay Bernard
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"One of our most promising young talents, Jay Bernard writes powerful and sensuous scenes from the metropolis: a teenager flies like a moth, a woman with scissors sings bees. Disturbing, joyous and always surprising.” – Pascale Petit.

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Celebrating 20 Years of the Archive with Co-Founder Richard Carrington

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Poetry has a unique quality to give words to our feelings and emotions and light up darker moments of our lives. This collection explores poems chosen for their power to speak to personal experiences.

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It’s always great to receive flowers but we thought we would do something extra special and send you a lovely Bunch of Poems!

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Aubade with Burning City - Ocean Vuong
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To My Father / To My Future Son - Ocean Vuong
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Someday I’ll Love Ocean Vuong - Ocean Vuong
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"So what if a piece of wood discovers it’s a violin..." - Arthur Rimbaud

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We are on adding Hannah Sullivan, whose collection, Three Poems (Faber, 2018), won the T. S. Eliot Prize in 2018, to The Poetry Archive. In the meantime you can find more information about Hannah on the T. S. Eliot website…

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His Ashes - Sharon Olds
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