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Gerard Manley Hopkins

B. 1844 D. 1889

6 poems available

“A great work by an Englishman is like a great battle won by England. It is an unfading bay tree.”

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4 poems available

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

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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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Among the finest of our poets. - Melvyn Bragg

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I look away, but it draws my eye./The water inside me wants it./My hand wants to write it. from 'Irrigator in the Far Field' by Stephanie Norgate.

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Hayden Carruth

B. 1921 D. 2008

3 poems available

My poems, I think, exist in a state of tension between the love of natural beauty and the fear of natural meaninglessness or absurdity. Hayden Carruth

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I don't want to write poems that aren't necessary. - Maxine Kumin

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I am a poet who is a woman, not a woman poet. - Ruth Fainlight

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Thom Gunn

B. 1929 D. 2004

2 poems available

It is not so difficult to kindle the poetic fire in the first place as to keep it going, hot and bright, through a whole lifetime. - Thom Gunn

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5 poems available

Finely wrought verse that is tough, but also lyrical. A distinctive new voice - Neil Rollinson

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9 poems available

But the exact place where the self and the other touch, where there's the possibility of either transformation or stasis...that's the place that interests me most. - Jo Shapcott

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Harold Pinter

B. 1930 D. 2008

Sometimes, in poems, I am only dimly conscious of the grounds of my activity, and the work proceeds to its own law and discipline, with me as a go-between, as it were. - Harold Pinter

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