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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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5 poems available

There is something white stars say to you/and you throw off all the night to hear the sound of falling snow. - 'White Noise', Kevin Crossley-Holland

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There is no gaudiness in her poetry; instead the reader is aware of a generosity of spirit which allows the poems' subjects their own unbullied reality. - The Listener

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Allen Curnow

B. 1911 D. 2001

3 poems available

All poems are rash acts. - Allen Curnow

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Frog Spring - Valerie Gillies
The Mighty Dead

The Raven

Read by David Yezzi

The Raven - Edgar Allan Poe - Read by David Yezzi
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another soul’s art - Toni Stuart
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Motorcruisers - Richard Price
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In your generous hours - Richard Price
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Over My Toes - Michael Rosen
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Where Does the Bounce Come From? - Michael Rosen
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Old Man

Read by Helen Thomas

Old Man - Edward Thomas - Read by Helen Thomas
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