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7 poems available

I take what the world throws at me, and spin, twist, skim, fly, flip, throw it back - Selima Hill

Poet

6 poems available

Reality is where things happen - Michael Jackson

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Thomas Hardy

B. 1840 D. 1928

7 poems available

Poetry is emotion put into measure. The emotion must come by nature, but the measure can be acquired by art. Thomas Hardy

Poet

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'A poet of sassy urban heartache, deftness, humour and considerable ingenuity' - Michael Glover

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Pam Ayres

B. 1947

4 poems available

Forget the corny comedian: Pam Ayres is a proper poet, whose wistful, funny, and perceptive verse captures both the joy and unfairness of life. - Sunday Times

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6 poems available

The furthest distances I've travelled/ have been those between people. Leontia Flynn

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Wendy Cope

B. 1945

14 poems available

A jet-age Tennyson - London Review of Books

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Elaine Feinstein

B. 1930 D. 2019

5 poems available

People do seem to need poetry; it makes our ordinary life feel richer. - Elaine Feinstein

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4 poems available

Keep it simple and make it visual seems to be the best idea. - Hugo Williams

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A Cycle of Poems: Bird for Bird - Valerie Gillies
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Crocodile - Sarah Howe
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Loop of Jade - Sarah Howe
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