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William Blake

B. 1757 D. 1827

5 poems available

The imagination is not a State: it is the Human existence itself. William Blake

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6 poems available

Sitting around an old table/they drew lines across the map/dividing the place/I would call my country. Choman Hardi 'Lausanne, 1923'

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The kind of poetry that imbues the everyday, the tarnished and burnished, with the possibilities of the transcendent - The Times

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The poem might be our only evidence that an event has occurred: it exists for us as the sole trace of an occurrence. - Carolyn Forche

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Laurie Lee

B. 1914 D. 1997

2 poems available

It was a world that I wanted to record because it was such a miracle visitation to me. - Laurie Lee

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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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Ezra Pound

B. 1885 D. 1972

2 poems available

Properly, we should read for power. Man reading should be man intensely alive. The book should be a ball of light in one's hand. - Ezra Pound

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Rita Dove

B. 1952

4 poems available

I believe even 5-year-olds can get something from a Shakespearean sonnet...as long as you DON'T tell them, 'This is really hard.' - Rita Dove

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W. H. Auden

B. 1907 D. 1973

3 poems available

Art is our chief means of breaking bread with the dead. - W. H. Auden

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Rudyard Kipling

B. 1865 D. 1936

2 poems available

Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind. - Rudyard Kipling

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Peter Porter

B. 1929 D. 2010

5 poems available

One of the finest poets of our time - Anthony Thwaite

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Where is the spirit that touched the hearts / Lightly - chameleon colours of home? - 'Visiting Zomba Plateau', Jack Mapanje

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