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Nigerian by birth, Soyinka studied in both Nigeria and the UK. His political views have led to periods in exile and a stay in prison with the prospect of a death sentence.  A playwright, novelist, essayist and editor as well…

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David Jones

B. 1895 D. 1974

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A graphic artist, painter and wood engraver as well as a poet, Jones’ work is recorded as being influenced by his Christian faith and Welsh roots although he was born in Brockley, South-East London. Jones became a Catholic in 1921….

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Eagle Poem - Joy Harjo
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Joy Harjo

B. 1951

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Joy Harjo is an American poet, musician, playwright, and author. She was the 23rd United States Poet Laureate, the first Native American to hold that honour. She served three terms as the United States’ Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry and…

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Child with Pillar Box and Bin Bags - Kathleen Jamie
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Simple tings - Jean Binta Breeze
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Family Affairs - Maya Angelou
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Mercian Hymns - Geoffrey Hill
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The Loch Ness Monster’s Song - Edwin Morgan
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Let me Die a Young Man’s Death - Roger McGough
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Dominic Moraes (1938–2004) was an Indian writer and poet who published almost thirty books. He is seen as a foundational figure in Indian English literature. Moraes’ first collection of poems, A Beginning, was published in 1957. When he was 19, still…

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Idris Davies

B. 1905 D. 1953

Davies was born in Born in Rhymney, near Merthyr Tydfill. The son of a colliery worker, Davies also worked as a miner from an early age.  An accident which resulted in him losing a finger and his participation in the…

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