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Philip Levine

B. 1934 D. 2015

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The son of Russian-Jewish immigrants, Philip Levine grew up in industrial Detroit during the Great Depression of the 1930s. In The Bread of Time: Toward an Autobiography Levine deals with his experiences as a factory worker, his family and friends,…

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Michael Longley (b.1939, Belfast) is a central figure in contemporary Irish poetry. A forceful figure within the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, where he founded the literary programme, he is one of the 200 distinguished artists who are members of…

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Sebastian Barker

B. 1945 D. 2014

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Sebastian Barker (1945–2014) was the author of many books of poetry and editor of The London Magazine. An ex-chairman of the Poetry Society, he was a director of several literary festivals, including the Royal Berkshire Poetry Festival, and held various…

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Michael Rosen (b. 1946) says he became a children’s poet by accident – “I thought I was being an ironic adult poet but children’s literature ‘claimed’ me”. He has since become a very well-known poet, for adults as well as…

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An Author’s Lament - Alasdair Gray
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Nice Has Become a Suburb of Edinburgh - Ron Butlin
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Marechiare - Alan Brownjohn
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from Fresh Water – Port Meadow – Dragonflies - David Morley
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A Friendship - Connie Bensley
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At the Lakes with Roberta - Tara Bergin
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Happiness - Jack Underwood
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Philosophy - Amy Levy - Read by Patience Agbabi
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