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Algernon Swinburne

B. 1837 D. 1909

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In a coign of the cliff between lowland and highland, at the sea-down's edge between windward and lee, walled round with rocks as an inland island, the ghost of a garden fronts the sea. - Algernon Swinburne 'A Forsaken Garden'

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Aphra Behn

B. 1640 D. 1689

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A thousand martyrs I have made, all sacrificed to my desire. - Aphra Behn 'A Thousand Martyrs'

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4 poems available

Poetry is the most elemental of the written arts.

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His poetry is what all poetry should be, the surprising and beautiful organisation of things that life has disorganised. John Fuller

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Christopher Marlowe

B. 1564 D. 1593

3 poems available

'Who ever loved that loved not at first sight' Christopher Marlowe, 'Hero and Leander'

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Gavin Ewart

B. 1916 D. 1995

8 poems available

The most remarkable phenomenon of the English poetic scene ... has been the advent, or perhaps I should say the irruption, of Gavin Ewart - Philip Larkin.

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Denis Glover

B. 1912 D. 1980

7 poems available

Air falls under the heavy yoke of bells - 'Sunday Morning', Denis Glover

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4 poems available

I don't want to be one of those ivory tower writers; I want to affect people's lives.

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John Donne

B. 1572 D. 1631

4 poems available

She is all States, and all princes I, / Nothing else is. John Donne

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This is work you can't ignore - raw, reckless and more bloody-minded than an older, so-called wiser poet would dare to be - Selima Hill

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5 poems available

Her scary, unsettling voice seems unexpected in poetry. It cuts her free of the crowd - The Times

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Good writing gives energy, whatever it is about. But the fact that writers are dealing with essential issues...I think that's a necessary integration of literary writing with what's actually going on in our world. - Marilyn Hacker

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