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WS Merwin

B. 1927 D. 2019

4 poems available

Poetry's about what can't be said. WS Merwin

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John Fairfax

B. 1930 D. 2009

5 poems available

John Fairfax's poems return us to the important sources: spells they braid linger and haunt like sweetness of a wood after rain. - Adam Thorpe

Poet

3 poems available

I am a desperate man who demands to connect...who denounces the dullness of money and status...who will not bow down to acolayed or success - 'i am the strange hero of hunger', Billy Childish

Poet

4 poems available

I would like my poems to be windows not mirrors...A window cuts a shape, and I am fascinated by structure, harmony, balance - all those qualities which give definition to the view... - Peter Scupham

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Howard Nemerov

B. 1920 D. 1991

7 poems available

Language is remarkable in that, except under the extreme constraints of mathematics and logic, it never can talk only about what it's supposed to talk about. Howard Nemerov

Poet

6 poems available

Sitting around an old table/they drew lines across the map/dividing the place/I would call my country. Choman Hardi 'Lausanne, 1923'

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Helen Dunmore

B. 1952 D. 2017

4 poems available

In these times, we should be glad of this voice. - Kate Clanchy, The Guardian

Poet

5 poems available

Her scary, unsettling voice seems unexpected in poetry. It cuts her free of the crowd - The Times

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Edgell Rickword

B. 1898 D. 1982

4 poems available

The best English poet between Eliot and Empson. - The Times Literary Supplement

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Jane Duran

B. 1944

8 poems available

Her poems are voyages of discovery. Literally. Over and over she writes about the journeys, physical and metaphysical, that are transformative experiences - Sarah Maguire, Poetry Review

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Gwendolyn Brooks

B. 1917 D. 2000

7 poems available

I know that the Black emphasis must be not against white but FOR Black. . . Gwendolyn Brooks

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Allen Tate

B. 1899 D. 1979

3 poems available

A poem may be an instance of morality, of social conditions, of psychological history; it may instance all its qualities, but never one of them alone, nor any two or three; never less than all. Allen Tate

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