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6 poems available

How easy it is to do something / different, how hard to do / it better, is the message I get / as I hear the tyres purr - 'Training on the Peninsula', Brian Turner

Poet

6 poems available

Linda Gregg brings us back to poetry...She is original and mysterious, one of the best poets in America. Gerald Stern

Poet

6 poems available

I would have words as tenacious as mules/ to bear us, sure-footed/ up the mountain of night... from 'Elemental' by Edward Baugh

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Mark Strand

B. 1934 D. 2014

3 poems available

Pain is filtered in a poem so that it becomes finally, in the end, pleasure. Mark Strand

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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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T. S. Eliot

B. 1888 D. 1965

7 poems available

...the communication of the dead/is tongued with fire beyond the language of the living. - from Part 1 of 'Little Gidding', T. S. Eliot

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Galway Kinnell

B. 1927 D. 2014

What troubles me is a sense that so many things lovely and precious in our world seem to be dying out. Perhaps poetry will be the canary in the mine-shaft warning us of what's to come. - Galway Kinnell

Poet

13 poems available

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

Poet

5 poems available

There is no gaudiness in her poetry; instead the reader is aware of a generosity of spirit which allows the poems' subjects their own unbullied reality. - The Listener

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Patricia Beer

B. 1924 D. 1999

2 poems available

Every writer nearly always has a lost woman. - Patricia Beer

Poet

5 poems available

Poetry's only obligation is to the truth. Whether this truth is widely popular or not is irrelevant. It should be the best truth possible and that is the only quality that gives it any hope of survival. - George Szirtes

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Allen Curnow

B. 1911 D. 2001

3 poems available

All poems are rash acts. - Allen Curnow

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