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F. W. Harvey

B. 1888 D. 1957

5 poems available

The Laureate of Gloucestershire

Poet

12 poems available

An engraver in short, sharp slashes that go deep. Andrew Salkey

Poet

2 poems available

Particles of observation, incomplete phrases and strange juxtapositions seem welded by some hidden charge into a power of feeling. - John Powell Ward

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5 poems available

Keenly felt; passionately, precisely and lyrically conveyed - Simon Armitage

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4 poems available

One of Australia's most gifted poets of both the natural and the human world.

Poet

6 poems available

A reckless tumble of words mixing the high and the low, like a rummage sale after the death of someone who adored both Shakespeare and smut. Norman Mailer

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Mark Strand

B. 1934 D. 2014

3 poems available

Pain is filtered in a poem so that it becomes finally, in the end, pleasure. Mark Strand

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4 poems available

My father could only sign/His name, but he'd look at blueprints/& say how many bricks/ Formed each wall - My Father's Letters, Yusef Komunyakaa

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Sylvia Plath

B. 1932 D. 1963

The blood jet is poetry,/ There is no stopping it. - 'Kindness', Sylvia Plath (written 1st February 1963)

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3 poems available

Robert Minhinnick is the leading Welsh poet of his generation. - The Sunday Times

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Samuel Menashe

B. 1925 D. 2011

10 poems available

O Many Named Beloved / Listen to my praise - 'O Many Named Beloved', Samuel Menashe

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5 poems available

Come close the flower says and we come close, / close enough to lift, cup and smell the rose - 'Come Close', Mimi Khalvati

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