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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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I would have words as tenacious as mules/ to bear us, sure-footed/ up the mountain of night... from 'Elemental' by Edward Baugh

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Pam Ayres

B. 1947

4 poems available

Forget the corny comedian: Pam Ayres is a proper poet, whose wistful, funny, and perceptive verse captures both the joy and unfairness of life. - Sunday Times

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The furthest distances I've travelled/ have been those between people. Leontia Flynn

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His poems are made from his life with his life; his poems are earned. He dares to be simple. And he is surely among the finest young poets alive. - The American Poetry Review

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I suppose what I really like is to set up a system which looks wonderfully secure when you first encounter it on the page, but within the framework there are crazy things which tip the reader off-balance. - Bill Manhire

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Ted Kooser

B. 1939

11 poems available

I try to honor my reader's patience and generosity by presenting what I have to say as clearly and succinctly as possible. - Ted Kooser

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Poetry is a way of living...a human activity like baking bread or playing basketball. - Robert Hass

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C. K. Williams

B. 1939 D. 2015

3 poems available

C. K. Williams is a wonderful poet, in the authentic American tradition of Walt Whitman and William Carlos Williams, who tells us on every page what it means to be alive in our time. - Stanley Kunitz

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13 poems available

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

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In my poetry I give primacy to the breath. For me it is the way the poem breathes that gives it form. - Penelope Shuttle

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Elaine Feinstein

B. 1930 D. 2019

5 poems available

People do seem to need poetry; it makes our ordinary life feel richer. - Elaine Feinstein

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