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How perilous is it to choose / not to love the life we're shown? -- 'The Badgers,' Seamus Heaney

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Beautiful Girls is not a book for the faint-hearted: it will survive as testament to poetry's force in overcoming - Chris McCabe

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Amy Levy

B. 1861 D. 1889

1 poem available

Dear Friend, you must not deem me light if, as I lie and muse to-night, I give a smile and not a sigh to thoughts of our Philosophy. - Amy Levy, 'Philosophy'

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W. H. Davies

B. 1871 D. 1940

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And I could see that child's one eye which seemed to laugh, and say with glee: 'what caused my death you'll never know, perhaps my mother murdered me.' - W.H. Davies - 'The Inquest'

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Charlotte Mew

B. 1869 D. 1928

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A frail, dead, new-born lamb, ghostly and pitiful and white a blot upon the night, the moon's dropped child! - Charlotte Mew, 'Fame'

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Mary Robinson

B. 1757 D. 1800

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Oh! let each mental feature proclaim the labour of the mind, and leave your charms to NATURE. - Mary Robinson, 'Female Fashions For 1799'

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Isaac Rosenberg

B. 1890 D. 1918

5 poems available

My days are but the tombs of buried hours; / Which tombs are hidden in the piled years; / But from the mounds there spring up many flowers, / Whose beauty well repays their cost of tears. Isaac Rosenberg, 'My Days'

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No matter how compelling her themes, with their demands of compassion and political conscience, Satyamurti never loses hold of her main topic: the capacity of language. Bernard O'Donoghue, Poetry London

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Anne Bradstreet

B. 1612 D. 1672

4 poems available

All things within this fading world hath end. ('Before the Birth of One of Her Children')

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Todd Swift

B. 1966

5 poems available

My goal is to combine the confessionalism of the Alvarez era with the modernist panache of the Forties poets I admire. Todd Swift

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Poets can learn a lot from the timing of the best comics: pacing, economy, judiciousness, silence, rhythm, reward.

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Emily Bronte

B. 1818 D. 1848

3 poems available

Vain are the thousand creeds / That move men's hearts... Emily Bronte

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