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Shout Ha! to the Sky - Robert Sullivan

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Reality is where things happen - Michael Jackson

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Emily Bronte

B. 1818 D. 1848

3 poems available

Vain are the thousand creeds / That move men's hearts... Emily Bronte

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George Herbert

B. 1593 D. 1633

4 poems available

Good words are worth much, and cost little.

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Briar Wood

B. 1958

6 poems available

On the shelf, vases, goblets, urns / trailing lines of colour, cloud bowls, / sun, moon and earth for an ashram, / all shining in the incisive morning light - 'Blown Glass', Briar Wood

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...You no longer /Want to seem what you are, but something /Harmless and familiar: in a landscape/Given to greenness and the cold pastels /Of stubble and field stone... David Wagoner from 'The Principles of Concealment.'

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This is work you can't ignore - raw, reckless and more bloody-minded than an older, so-called wiser poet would dare to be - Selima Hill

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

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Sylvia Townsend Warner

B. 1893 D. 1978

This marvellous book has exceeded my expectations...it displays admirable craftsmanship, a subtle, musical ear and immense variety. John Mole on the Collected Poems of Sylvia Townsend Warner, South West Review

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Intimates' faces up to life at every turn. It celebrates, it laments, it answers back. David Constantine.

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Quirky, witty, moving Kathryn Simmonds' gift is to find joy and beauty in unexpected places. She invests the everyday world with an extraordinary luminosity. Jackie Kay

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I suppose as I'm explaining myself to others, I'm quintessentially explaining myself to myself. Gerald Stern

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