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Michael Longley (b.1939, Belfast) is a central figure in contemporary Irish poetry. A forceful figure within the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, where he founded the literary programme, he is one of the 200 distinguished artists who are members of…

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Mimi Khalvati (b. 1944, Tehran) spent much of her childhood at boarding school on the Isle of Wight, only returning to Iran at seventeen. She has been resident in the UK since the age of twenty-five, where she has published…

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Seamus Heaney

B. 1939 D. 2013

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Seamus Heaney (1939 – 2013) was the eldest child of nine born to a farming family in County Derry, Northern Ireland. He won a scholarship to St Columb’s College, Derry, beginning an academic career that would lead, through Queen’s University…

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Ian Duhig

B. 1954

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Ian Duhig (b. 1954) was the eighth of eleven children born to Irish parents with a liking for poetry. He has won the National Poetry Competition twice, and also the Forward Prize for Best Poem; his collection, The Lammas Hireling,…

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Michael Rosen (b. 1946) says he became a children’s poet by accident – “I thought I was being an ironic adult poet but children’s literature ‘claimed’ me”. He has since become a very well-known poet, for adults as well as…

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Allen Curnow

B. 1911 D. 2001

3 poems available

Allen Curnow (1911-2001) is a central figure in the emergence of an authentic New Zealand literature. A clue to this pivotal role can perhaps be traced in the fruitful duality of his parentage: born in Timaru he was the son…

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Wedding in Stobo Kirk - Valerie Gillies
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Cody Dancing - Valerie Gillies
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Louise Brooks - Tracey Herd
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Wild nights – Wild nights!

Read by Mary Jo Salter
Wild nights – Wild nights! - Emily Dickinson - Read by Mary Jo Salter
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The Nymph’s Reply to the Shepherd - Walter Raleigh - Read by Andrew Motion
The Mighty Dead
The Passionate Shepherd to His Love - Christopher Marlowe - Read by Andrew Motion
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