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Poet

4 poems available

One of Australia's most gifted poets of both the natural and the human world.

Poet

7 poems available

Poetry is a way of living...a human activity like baking bread or playing basketball. - Robert Hass

Poet

Adrian Henri

B. 1932 D. 2000

2 poems available

If you think you can do it and you want to do it - then do it. - Adrian Henri

Poet

Langston Hughes

B. 1902 D. 1967

2 poems available

I, too, sing America. - 'I, Too', Langston Hughes

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Charles Causley

B. 1917 D. 2003

7 poems available

If I didn't write poetry I think I'd explode. - Charles Causley

Poet

Tom Raworth

B. 1938 D. 2017

6 poems available

I'm fascinated by what he's doing. He's an extraordinary poet (Robert Creeley)

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A Sight for Sore Eyes - Allen Curnow
Interview

One of the UK's most popular poets, U A Fanthorpe talks about the history of English, "the experienced language", and gives her tips for overcoming writer's block. Find out why she would like to be Jane Austen . . . or a mountaineer.

Interview

In this revealing interview Owen Sheers, one of the UK's most successful younger writers, talks about the influence of his Welsh heritage on his writing, from the landscape to the lives of the small-town boys he grew up with.

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