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5 poems available

I would say that the poem exists in a space somewhere between the reader and the author, and in a sense belongs to neither, and both. - Don Paterson


T. S. Eliot

B. 1888 D. 1965

7 poems available

...the communication of the dead/is tongued with fire beyond the language of the living. - from Part 1 of 'Little Gidding', T. S. Eliot


Philip Larkin

B. 1922 D. 1985

3 poems available

I'd like to think...that people in pubs would talk about my poems. - Larkin to his publisher


Ted Hughes

B. 1930 D. 1998

3 poems available

Poetry is the voice of spirit and imagination and all that is potential, as well as of the healing benevolence that used to be the privilege of the gods. - Ted Hughes


Galway Kinnell

B. 1927 D. 2014

What troubles me is a sense that so many things lovely and precious in our world seem to be dying out. Perhaps poetry will be the canary in the mine-shaft warning us of what's to come. - Galway Kinnell


13 poems available

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


Louis MacNeice

B. 1907 D. 1963

1 poem available

The writer today should be not so much the mouthpiece of a its conscience, its critical faculty, its generous instinct. - Louis MacNeice


Les Murray

B. 1938 D. 2019

A true poem is dreamed and danced as well as thought. - Les Murray

Birth Day: The Video - Richard Harrison
Tame - Sarah Howe
An Ant’s Strange Guest - Jane McKie
Callisto’s Song - Jo Shapcott