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Aphra Behn

B. 1640 D. 1689

1 poem available

A thousand martyrs I have made, all sacrificed to my desire. - Aphra Behn 'A Thousand Martyrs'

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Jonathan Swift

B. 1667 D. 1745

1 poem available

How very mean a thing is a Duke; From all his ill-got honours flung, turned to that dirt from whence he sprung. - Jonathan Swift 'A satirical elegy on the death of a late famous general'

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Robert Burns

B. 1759 D. 1796

3 poems available

Deep in heart-wrung tears I'll pledge thee, warring sighs and groans I'll wage thee. - Robert Burns 'Song: ae fond kiss and then we sever'

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Robert Southey

B. 1774 D. 1843

1 poem available

Why that I cannot tell, said he, "But 'twas a famous victory." - Robert Southey, 'After Blenheim'

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5 poems available

'Inventive, academically aware, fearless and hugely enjoyable' -Nick Laird

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7 poems available

The composition stage of the poem is not finished until I am satisfied with how the poem works in the mouth and in the ear as well as in relation to its imagery and its meaning.

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Helen Mort

B. 1985

4 poems available

I'm drawn to what you might think of as traditional lyric poetry; it's an enduring, effective, powerful means of expression.

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4 poems available

Birthcries repeatedly / new, self pull out self, self / issuing that self home - Vahni Capildeo, 'On Not Writing as a West Indian Woman'

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No matter how compelling her themes, with their demands of compassion and political conscience, Satyamurti never loses hold of her main topic: the capacity of language. Bernard O'Donoghue, Poetry London

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Anna Laetitia Barbauld

B. 1743 D. 1825

2 poems available

Woman! too long degraded, scorned, opprest; / O born to rule in partial Law's despite, / Resume thy native empire o'er the breast! Anna Laetitia Barbauld, 'The Rights of Women'

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Anne Bradstreet

B. 1612 D. 1672

4 poems available

All things within this fading world hath end. ('Before the Birth of One of Her Children')

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Andrew Marvell

B. 1621 D. 1678

4 poems available

Had we but world enough, and time, / This coyness, lady, were no crime. Andrew Marvell, 'To His Coy Mistress'

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