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8 poems available

If death still comes / we'll strike a pose / and hold our breath / until he goes - Kevin Ireland

Poet

6 poems available

Shout Ha! to the Sky - Robert Sullivan

Poet

6 poems available

Reality is where things happen - Michael Jackson

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9 poems available

All those / accumulated moments gathered as ancestors / intent on discarding time. Moving from sorrow / towards a preference for light - 'Day of Remembrance: The Ancestors', Riemke Ensing

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Ruth Gilbert

B. 1917 D. 2016

12 poems available

Master of Music / Let my voice be / Clear as he dreamed it / Who fashioned me - 'The Violin Speaks', Ruth Gilbert

Poet

5 poems available

In Smither's poems, the simplest details can be trapdoors to eternity - to 'take in life' can be a promise or a threat. - Hugh Roberts

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M. K. Joseph

B. 1914 D. 1981

9 poems available

The poem is an object which we make and set down, like an antique torso in an abandoned city, good, self-sufficient, durable, waiting for the people to come back. - M K Joseph

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Charles Brasch

B. 1909 D. 1973

2 poems available

A poem comes to be written ... when a certain phrase occurs to the poet and seems to touch off a whole train of ideas and associations and as it were fuse them together. - Charles Brasch

Poet

3 poems available

Jackson manages to seamlessly stitch a domestic world to that of her academic interests ... overlapping wit, humour, borrowings, lyricism and an accessible but surprising voice. - Paula Green

Poet

6 poems available

How concerned Paterson is to emphasize the continuity of human experience, from ancient times to now ... he does so from a standpoint of compassion for human frailty. - Jack Ross

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Briar Wood

B. 1958

6 poems available

On the shelf, vases, goblets, urns / trailing lines of colour, cloud bowls, / sun, moon and earth for an ashram, / all shining in the incisive morning light - 'Blown Glass', Briar Wood

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6 poems available

Each sharp star speaks of something long gone - 'Cactus', Siobhan Harvey

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