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Elaine Feinstein

B. 1930 D. 2019

5 poems available

People do seem to need poetry; it makes our ordinary life feel richer. - Elaine Feinstein

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Jenny Joseph

B. 1932 D. 2018

4 poems available

Why are we frightened of the word for love? - 'Language teaching: naming', Jenny Joseph

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Ruth Padel

B. 1947

4 poems available

Go for it, petal. Nothing's as real as what you write. (from Writing to Onegin, Ruth Padel)

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Richard Wilbur

B. 1921 D. 2017

Not a graceful mind... a mind of grace, an altogether different and higher thing - Theodore Roethke

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Peter Dale

B. 1938

5 poems available

The poet shouldn't draw attention to his stylistic self; the poem should be a lens through which something crucial is seen. - Peter Dale

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4 poems available

Who anyone is or I am is nothing to the work. (Denise Riley, from 'Dark Looks')

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All my poems are intended to be heard out loud. They are an attempt to manifest something: not to 'describe' or 'invoke' it, but actually to bring it before the listener.

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Anne Stevenson

B. 1933 D. 2020

4 poems available

She is wise without portentousness, her technique faultless and her imagination fiery, political and fresh - Carol Rumens, The Independent.

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Tom Paulin

B. 1949

4 poems available

not a thing no one will stop me I've got to go / down to the wild sea - 'Sea Wind', Tom Paulin

The Mighty Dead
Lines Composed a Few Miles above Tintern Abbey, On Revisiting the Banks of the Wye during a Tour. July 13, 1798 - William Wordsworth - Read by Andrew Motion
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Light Show at the Botanics - Christine De Luca
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Dat trickster sun - Christine De Luca
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