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John Whitworth

B. 1945 D. 2019

4 poems available

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

Poet

6 poems available

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

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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

Lord teach wings how/in the stark silence of these evenings/ in the fine chiselled rock spaces/ to fold and nest... - 'After Heartease New England', Velma Pollard

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Sam Hunt

B. 1946

8 poems available

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

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Wilfred Owen

B. 1893 D. 1918

4 poems available

My subject is War and the pity of War. The Poetry is in the pity. Wilfred Owen

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Nick Laird

B. 1975

5 poems available

Through the sparseness and compression, Laird generates a haunting trove of subtle and enriching tonal orchestrations - Alan Gillis

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John Clare

B. 1793 D. 1864

3 poems available

If life had a second edition, how I would correct the proofs?. John Clare

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George Herbert

B. 1593 D. 1633

4 poems available

Good words are worth much, and cost little.

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6 poems available

Not only rich music, an easy lyricism, but also grit, and earthy honesty, a willingness to be vulnerable and clean. - Gwendolyn Brooks

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John Agard

B. 1949

4 poems available

His poems are direct and arresting, playful, full of startling imagery, and are hilarious, passionate and erotic as often as they are political - often managing to be all these things at once - Maura Dooley

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4 poems available

The Laskey effect...is of suddenly sensing that more meaning is inherent in 'ordinary' moments than we were expecting. - Mark Halliday

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