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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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Charlotte Mew

B. 1869 D. 1928

1 poem available

A frail, dead, new-born lamb, ghostly and pitiful and white a blot upon the night, the moon's dropped child! - Charlotte Mew, 'Fame'

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5 poems available

'Inventive, academically aware, fearless and hugely enjoyable' -Nick Laird

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Edward Thomas

B. 1878 D. 1917

7 poems available

The simple lack / Of her is more to me / Than others' presence. Edward Thomas, 'The Unknown'

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Hone Tuwhare

B. 1922 D. 2008

8 poems available

Gissa smile Sun, giss yr best / good mawnin' one, fresh 'n cool like - 'Sun O (2)', Hone Tuwhare

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Robert Browning

B. 1812 D. 1889

5 poems available

God is the perfect poet.

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6 poems available

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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Sylvia Townsend Warner

B. 1893 D. 1978

This marvellous book has exceeded my expectations...it displays admirable craftsmanship, a subtle, musical ear and immense variety. John Mole on the Collected Poems of Sylvia Townsend Warner, South West Review

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Mick Imlah

B. 1956 D. 2009

1 poem available

A poet of striking originality and cunning, a genuinely distinctive voice in the murmur and babble of the contemporary - Neil Corcoran

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Elizabeth Bishop

B. 1911 D. 1979

4 poems available

All her poems have written underneath - 'I have seen it.' - Randall Jarrell

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Sylvia Plath

B. 1932 D. 1963

The blood jet is poetry,/ There is no stopping it. - 'Kindness', Sylvia Plath (written 1st February 1963)

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