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Anne Bradstreet

B. 1612 D. 1672

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Anne Bradstreet was born in 1612 in England. In 1630 she emigrated to Massachusetts, with her father Thomas Dudley and her husband Simon Bradstreet. They sailed as members of the expedition led by John Winthrop, eventually the first governor of…

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Robert Browning

B. 1812 D. 1889

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Robert Browning was born in South London in 1812. He was largely self-educated, utilising his father’s extensive library of over six thousand volumes. A voracious reader, Browning would later draw on his wide and sometimes arcane learning in his poetry,…

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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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Vicki Feaver (b. 1943) grew up in Nottingham “in a house of quarrelling women”, an emotional inheritance which finds later expression in her poetry. She studied Music at Durham University and English University College, London and worked as a lecturer…

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In May 2019, Simon Armitage (b. 1963) was named as the UK’s Poet Laureate, an appointment greeted with delight by many in the poetry world and beyond. Armitage burst onto the poetry scene with Zoom! in 1989 and quickly established himself as the…

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Guys like Gauguin - Selina Tusitala Marsh
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The Bachelor Stripped Bare by his Brides, Even - David Kinloch
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Men Talking - Wendy Cope
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The Rebirth of Venus - Mary Jo Salter
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The National Trust - Laurence Lerner
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A Farewell Letter - Laurence Lerner
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She said, he said, we said - Makhosazana Xaba
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