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I would say that the poem exists in a space somewhere between the reader and the author, and in a sense belongs to neither, and both. - Don Paterson

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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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Philip Larkin

B. 1922 D. 1985

3 poems available

I'd like to think...that people in pubs would talk about my poems. - Larkin to his publisher

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Finely wrought verse that is tough, but also lyrical. A distinctive new voice - Neil Rollinson

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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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Kit Wright

B. 1944

6 poems available

I think so highly of poetry that I've dedicated my life to it. It's the most important thing to me. - Kit Wright

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13 poems available

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

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Wendy Cope

B. 1945

14 poems available

A jet-age Tennyson - London Review of Books

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Seamus Heaney

B. 1939 D. 2013

4 poems available

And here is love / like a tinsmith's scoop / sunk past its gleam / in the meal-bin - 'Mossbawn Sunlight', Seamus Heaney

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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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Elizabeth Jennings

B. 1926 D. 2001

2 poems available

You cannot fake anything if you are trying to write serious poetry. - Elizabeth Jennings

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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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