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6 poems available

We are drawn to edges, to our own/parapets and sea-walls: - 'Apart', Robin Robertson

Poet

7 poems available

Poetry is a way of living...a human activity like baking bread or playing basketball. - Robert Hass

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Jackie Kay

B. 1961

7 poems available

A poem is a little moment of belief. - Jackie Kay

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Alfred Tennyson

B. 1809 D. 1892

10 poems available

Let the great world spin forever down the ringing grooves of change. - 'Locksley Hall', Alfred Tennyson

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Kit Wright

B. 1944

6 poems available

I think so highly of poetry that I've dedicated my life to it. It's the most important thing to me. - Kit Wright

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3 poems available

In my poetry I give primacy to the breath. For me it is the way the poem breathes that gives it form. - Penelope Shuttle

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Les Murray

B. 1938 D. 2019

A true poem is dreamed and danced as well as thought. - Les Murray

Poet

4 poems available

Keep it simple and make it visual seems to be the best idea. - Hugo Williams

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Anne Stevenson

B. 1933 D. 2020

4 poems available

She is wise without portentousness, her technique faultless and her imagination fiery, political and fresh - Carol Rumens, The Independent.

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RF Langley

B. 1938 D. 2011

2 poems available

A Midsummer Night's Dream might still be the answer to everything. - R. F. Langley

The Mighty Dead

Annabel Lee

Read by David Yezzi

Annabel Lee - Edgar Allan Poe - Read by David Yezzi
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A Christmas Song - Wendy Cope
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