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And again I see the long pouring headland, / And smoking coast with the sea high on the rocks, / The gulls flung from the sea, the dark hooded hills / Swarming with mist, and mist low on the sea - Alistair Te Ariki Campbell, 'The Return'

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As activities, writing poetry and climbing have few connections, apart from a heightened sense of being and awareness, of being fully engaged. Andrew Greig

Poet

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The Laskey effect...is of suddenly sensing that more meaning is inherent in 'ordinary' moments than we were expecting. - Mark Halliday

Poet

7 poems available

Poetry matters because it is a tool for helping us to discover who we are. As individuals, as Caribbean peoples, as citizens of the world. Olive Senior

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Sally Read

B. 1971

3 poems available

Poetry gives voice to what has no voice and form to what has no form, and creates the illusion of possession.

Poet

3 poems available

Fuller is a wonderfully skilled craftsman and the grace and elegance of his style is at the service of not only a sharp wit and intelligence, but a great depth of feeling. - Sunday Telegraph

Poet

5 poems available

Some of the most turbulent moments in life through a sharp, clear lens. Maura Dooley

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5 poems available

I want to spell out all / the harboured messages of joy, make an alphabet / of our hands and bodies, rewrite our movements, / make everything strange.Deryn Rees-Jones 'Spells'

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Fergus Allen

B. 1921 D. 2017

3 poems available

Allen writes poetry that is limpid, very subtle and marvellously wise. - William Boyd

Poet

4 poems available

Hampton is an open-minded writer, with the uncertainties and hesitations of the true seeker. - Stephen Lawrence

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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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John Montague

B. 1929 D. 2016

5 poems available

some pure thing, / Some living source, half-imagined and half-real, / Pulses in the fictive water that I feel. - John Montague, 'The Water Carrier'

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