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Ted Hughes

B. 1930 D. 1998

3 poems available

Poetry is the voice of spirit and imagination and all that is potential, as well as of the healing benevolence that used to be the privilege of the gods. - Ted Hughes


5 poems available

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


13 poems available

A keeper of the artistic estate, a custodian of griefs and wonders - Seamus Heaney


Seamus Heaney

B. 1939 D. 2013

4 poems available

And here is love / like a tinsmith's scoop / sunk past its gleam / in the meal-bin - 'Mossbawn Sunlight', Seamus Heaney


Ian Duhig

B. 1954

5 poems available

I do mock literature and take it seriously at the same time, but anyone who is passionately attached to a football team will have similar mixed feelings - Ian Duhig


18 poems available

What happens with me is quite often I start with a memory, mix it with observations of people I know and then mix in a bit of 'What if...?' - Michael Rosen


Allen Curnow

B. 1911 D. 2001

3 poems available

All poems are rash acts. - Allen Curnow

Wedding in Stobo Kirk - Valerie Gillies
Cody Dancing - Valerie Gillies

Wild nights – Wild nights!

Read by Mary Jo Salter

Wild nights – Wild nights! - Emily Dickinson - Read by Mary Jo Salter
The Mighty Dead
The Passionate Shepherd to His Love - Christopher Marlowe - Read by Andrew Motion
Hard Nails - George Elliott Clarke