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John Clare

B. 1793 D. 1864

3 poems available

If life had a second edition, how I would correct the proofs?. John Clare

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Lord Byron

B. 1788 D. 1824

6 poems available

"If I don't write to empty my mind, I go mad." Lord Byron

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6 poems available

Not only rich music, an easy lyricism, but also grit, and earthy honesty, a willingness to be vulnerable and clean. - Gwendolyn Brooks

Poet

7 poems available

Dorothea Smartt reveals a poetic intelligence and maturity of form and content which definitely locates her among the best of her generation of poets. - Carol Boyce Davies

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3 poems available

We've all led raucous lives,/ some of them inside, some of them out./ But only the poem you leave behind is what's important. Charles Wright (from 'Littlefoot')

Poet

5 poems available

The kind of poetry that imbues the everyday, the tarnished and burnished, with the possibilities of the transcendent - The 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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Form is a straitjacket in the way that a straitjacket was a straitjacket for Houdini. Paul Muldoon.

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Jane Duran

B. 1944

8 poems available

Her poems are voyages of discovery. Literally. Over and over she writes about the journeys, physical and metaphysical, that are transformative experiences - Sarah Maguire, Poetry Review

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5 poems available

The lower-case lightness of Tom Raworth and the northern comic realism of Simon Armitage - The Guardian

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Julia Bird

B. 1971

6 poems available

Bird's is a poetry of ideas, but unexpected, often extraordinary ones - Times Literary Supplement

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Elizabeth Bishop

B. 1911 D. 1979

4 poems available

All her poems have written underneath - 'I have seen it.' - Randall Jarrell

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