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6 poems available

Reid is a poet who lives on in the mind, becomes part of one's inner vocabulary. In every poetic generation that are not more than one or two like that. - The Poetry Review

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William Cowper

B. 1731 D. 1800

1 poem available

Here lies, whom hound did ne'er pursue, nor swifter greyhound follow, whose foot ne'er tainted morning dew, nor ear heard huntsman's halloo'. - William Cowper 'Epitaph on a hare'

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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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Thomas Love Peacock

B. 1785 D. 1866

1 poem available

Ednyfed, king of Dyfed, his head was borne before us; his wine and beasts supplied our feasts, and his overthrow, our chorus. - Thomas Love Peacock 'The war song of Dinas Vawr'

Poet

5 poems available

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

Poet

5 poems available

The mountaineer climbs the mountain because it's there; the poet writes poetry so that it should continue to be there.

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2 poems available

Man differs more from man than man from beast.

Poet

7 poems available

McKendrick is among the most interesting, surprising and distinctive poets of his generation. Sean O'Brien

Poet

5 poems available

Poets can learn a lot from the timing of the best comics: pacing, economy, judiciousness, silence, rhythm, reward.

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F. W. Harvey

B. 1888 D. 1957

5 poems available

The Laureate of Gloucestershire

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Nick Laird

B. 1975

5 poems available

Through the sparseness and compression, Laird generates a haunting trove of subtle and enriching tonal orchestrations - Alan Gillis

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4 poems available

A dynamic reader, Eggleton has a rapid-fire delivery that releases a torrent of images, some startling, ugly, or funny - Greg O'Brien

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