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Jane Weir

B. 1963

6 poems available

I was a long bodice partly sewn to a skirt, a hem picking / up everything

Poet

8 poems available

'here I am, on the edge of animation, / a dream, a dance, a fantastic construction'. Moniza Alvi

Poet

5 poems available

Bergin's perceptions are sharp, her senses of history, community, and relationships deep and acute, and her technical control over language and form is assured and graceful - Tower Poetry

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Lewis Carroll

B. 1832 D. 1898

3 poems available

Imagination is the only weapon in the war against reality.

Poet

4 poems available

A poet of rare lyric intensity - Oxford Companion to English Literature

Poet

2 poems available

I write because my ink must flow like blood. The written must be spoken. Patience Agbabi

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Liz Berry

B. 1980

3 poems available

Ecstatic, quicksilver poems, ablaze with originality, curiosity and a passion for words. Ruth Padel

Poet

7 poems available

A unique and extraordinary body of work. -- Frances Leviston

Poet

1 poem available

Anonymous is a well-known and prolific poet.

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Walter Scott

B. 1771 D. 1832

1 poem available

The owl from the steeple sing, 'Welcome, proud lady.' - Walter Scott 'Proud Maisie'

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

5 poems available

The mountaineer climbs the mountain because it's there; the poet writes poetry so that it should continue to be there.

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