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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

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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

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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

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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

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Allen Curnow

B. 1911 D. 2001

3 poems available

All poems are rash acts. - Allen Curnow

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Wedding in Stobo Kirk - Valerie Gillies
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Cody Dancing - Valerie Gillies
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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
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Hard Nails - George Elliott Clarke
The Mighty Dead

A Red, Red Rose

Read by Jim Carruth

A Red, Red Rose - Robert Burns - Read by Jim Carruth
The Mighty Dead
I never lost as much as twice - Emily Dickinson - Read by Mary Jo Salter
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