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Come close the flower says and we come close, / close enough to lift, cup and smell the rose - 'Come Close', Mimi Khalvati

Poet

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In my poetry I give primacy to the breath. For me it is the way the poem breathes that gives it form. - Penelope Shuttle

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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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Ciaran Carson

B. 1948 D. 2019

4 poems available

What is / My name? Where am I coming from? Where am I going? A fusillade of question marks. - 'Belfast Confetti', Ciaran Carson

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Kathleen Raine

B. 1908 D. 2003

4 poems available

Young or old / What was I but the story told / By an unageing one? (Kathleen Raine, from 'Ah, many, many are the dead...')

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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

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Loop of Jade - Sarah Howe
The Mighty Dead
Book 1, Canto 1 of The Faerie Queen - Edmund Spenser - Read by Andrew Motion
The Mighty Dead

Song of Myself

Read by David Yezzi

Song of Myself - Walt Whitman - Read by David Yezzi
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Guys like Gauguin - Selina Tusitala Marsh
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The Elements - Jo Shapcott
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The Bachelor Stripped Bare by his Brides, Even - David Kinloch
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