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Poems of an alert imagination and a strongly original mind, poems that run along the dangerous edge of things, risky and skilful as an acrobat. - UA Fanthorpe

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Writing that is full of remarkable, concentrated and pungent images - The Sunday Times

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I don't want to write poems that aren't necessary. - Maxine Kumin

Poet

13 poems available

A keeper of the artistic estate, a custodian of griefs and wonders - Seamus Heaney

Poet

18 poems available

...if poetry is a method of approaching truths, and each of us with a human soul and 'a tongue in oor heids' can make an approach toward a truth, poetry is inherently democratic. - Kathleen Jamie

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Ruth Padel

B. 1947

4 poems available

Go for it, petal. Nothing's as real as what you write. (from Writing to Onegin, Ruth Padel)

Poet

18 poems available

What happens with me is quite often I start with a memory, mix it with observations of people I know and then mix in a bit of 'What if...?' - Michael Rosen

Poet

9 poems available

We were testing the range of the human voice - 'The Shout', Simon Armitage

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RF Langley

B. 1938 D. 2011

2 poems available

A Midsummer Night's Dream might still be the answer to everything. - R. F. Langley

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Poem in the Arms of Tyrannosaurus Rex - Richard Harrison
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Frog Spring - Valerie Gillies
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Old Collie - Jim Carruth
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