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7 poems available

“Olds writes “poetry more faithful to the felt truth of reality than any prose could be.” – Richard Wakefield.

Interview

Choman Hardi answers questions on her Kurdish background and the influence this has on her poetry and painting.

Poet

Sarah Howe

B. 1983

4 poems available

Rich and fierce, Sarah Howe's poems are alive to the complex stories and voices that cohere around objects, family and place. . . surprising and moving. . . - EDMUND DE WAAL

Poet

D. H. Lawrence

B. 1885 D. 1930

1 poem available

Not every man has gentians in his house in Soft September, at slow, Sad Michaelmas. - D.H. Lawrence 'Bavarian Gentians'

Poet

Amy Levy

B. 1861 D. 1889

1 poem available

Dear Friend, you must not deem me light if, as I lie and muse to-night, I give a smile and not a sigh to thoughts of our Philosophy. - Amy Levy, 'Philosophy'

Poet

5 poems available

Strands of autobiography, a deeply sensuous ecology of place, historical narratives; the inner world of imagination and the often difficult realities of the postcolonial nation are interwoven in McWatt's bold but carefully worked out architecture. Peepal Tree

Poet

7 poems available

All this was water / in the beginning. Between / us are our legends - 'Chrysanthemum', Diana Bridge

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Gerard Manley Hopkins

B. 1844 D. 1889

6 poems available

“A great work by an Englishman is like a great battle won by England. It is an unfading bay tree.”

Poet

WS Merwin

B. 1927 D. 2019

4 poems available

Poetry's about what can't be said. WS Merwin

Poet

4 poems available

Robert Pinsky has what I think Shakespeare must have had: dexterity combined with worldliness, the magician's dazzling quickness fused with subtle intelligence... - Louise Gluck

Poet

Theodore Roethke

B. 1908 D. 1963

In a dark time the eye begins to see - 'In a Dark Time', Theodore Roethke

Poet

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

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