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Special Collection

Sykes Cottages offer the finest handpicked cottage holidays across the UK and Ireland. They have teamed up with us to create this collection of some of the finest classic poets from across UK and Ireland. The poets in this collection…

Special Collection

This Special Collection brings together some of the recordings we’ve made over the years with poets from Scotland. Edwin Morgan recorded his reading for the Archive in his flat in Glasgow back in 2000, Douglas Dunn made his Archive recording…

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8 poems available

Valerie Gillies writes like the wind and jinks like a hare in the fields of language - The Scotsman

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7 poems available

A haunting music full of subtlety of thought and religious echoes. -- Charles Bainbridge, The Guardian

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5 poems available

Morley conjures a marvellous sense of nature as intimacy, something precise yet loaded and of immense importance to us. George Szirtes

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4 poems available

Joyous, brilliant and moving -- Costa Prize judges

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5 poems available

A poet confident in her mastery of the medium -- J.M. Coetzee

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Richard Murphy

B. 1927 D. 2018

3 poems available

He has the gift of epic objectivity: behind his poems we feel not the assertion of his personality, but the actuality of events, the facts and sufferings of history. -- Ted Hughes

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3 poems available

"This is sanity speaking, with a mask of tragedy pulled up from its face. This is a stunning poet arguing with the failing authority of her culture, the whole Silk Road curled up and hissing by her feet." Valzhyna Mort

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Henry Vaughan

B. 1621 D. 1625

2 poems available

Dear beauteous Death! the jewel of the just...

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7 poems available

She is one of very few poets to be equally probing and technically sophisticated in both languages, intuitively sensitive to the peculiarities of each. Ruth McIlroy, Planet

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William Barnes

B. 1801 D. 1866

1 poem available

I be free to goo abrode, or teake agean my hwomeward road to where, vor me, the apple tree do lean down low in Linden Lea. - William Barnes 'My orcha'd in Linden Lea'

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