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6 poems available

pared-down precision and scorching intensity - Helen Dunmore

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Beautiful Girls is not a book for the faint-hearted: it will survive as testament to poetry's force in overcoming - Chris McCabe

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D. H. Lawrence

B. 1885 D. 1930

1 poem available

Not every man has gentians in his house in Soft September, at slow, Sad Michaelmas. - D.H. Lawrence 'Bavarian Gentians'

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Jane Yeh

B. 1971

4 poems available

Poetry so unsettling, describing worlds so troubling and lonely, is seldom as funny, clever, and downright charming as Jane Yeh's. - Aingeal Clare

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His poetry is what all poetry should be, the surprising and beautiful organisation of things that life has disorganised. John Fuller

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A E Housman

B. 1859 D. 1936

3 poems available

The sum of things to be known is inexhaustible, and however long we read, we shall never come to the end of our story-book.

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Christopher Marlowe

B. 1564 D. 1593

3 poems available

'Who ever loved that loved not at first sight' Christopher Marlowe, 'Hero and Leander'

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Glyn Maxwell covers a greater distance in a single line than most people do in a poem. Joseph Brodsky

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Gavin Ewart

B. 1916 D. 1995

8 poems available

The most remarkable phenomenon of the English poetic scene ... has been the advent, or perhaps I should say the irruption, of Gavin Ewart - Philip Larkin.

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John Keats

B. 1795 D. 1821

7 poems available

The poetry of the earth is never dead. John Keats

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Robert Browning

B. 1812 D. 1889

5 poems available

God is the perfect poet.

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4 poems available

I don't want to be one of those ivory tower writers; I want to affect people's lives.

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