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6 poems available

These hands have Moulded monuments, created crafts, healed hearts. Khosi Xaba, from 'These Hands'

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She has the comic's knack of placing a lot of weight on thin-shouldered words, words blurred by common currency which are suddenly brought into sharp focus and don't really want to be. Beyond the laughs there's great poignancy - Observer

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Dick Davis

B. 1945

6 poems available

The balance of passion and poise is a constant tension in Davis's work - PN Review

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Lewis Carroll

B. 1832 D. 1898

3 poems available

Imagination is the only weapon in the war against reality.

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5 poems available

We are born to bring light / To honour the blessing of each moment / The gift of every life - Malika Ndlovu

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John Whitworth

B. 1945 D. 2019

4 poems available

The rhymes and the rhythms are my wet paint - John Whitworth

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Gerard Benson

B. 1931 D. 2014

5 poems available

Gerard Benson's poetry transfigures the ordinary and leaves an aftertaste of mystery in the mind.Michael Glover, The Independent

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6 poems available

Bryce's phrasing is precise, her word-play sensuous, smart and snappy. The Guardian.

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Ben Jonson

B. 1572 D. 1637

1 poem available

Drink to me only with thine eyes, and I will pledge with mine. - Ben Jonson 'Song To Celia'

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4 poems available

Syntactically complex, discursive, lyrically rich, yet threaded through with a demotic swagger - Gerard Woodward

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5 poems available

Glyn Maxwell covers a greater distance in a single line than most people do in a poem. Joseph Brodsky

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Sam Hunt

B. 1946

8 poems available

Trenches of night between us ... - 'War History', Sam Hunt

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