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


Patricia Beer

B. 1924 D. 1999

2 poems available

Every writer nearly always has a lost woman. - Patricia Beer


Brendan Kennelly

B. 1936 D. 2021

5 poems available

A writer is not interested in explaining reality; he's interested in capturing it. - Brendan Kennelly


10 poems available

My poems are the product of a relationship between a side of my mind which is conscious, alert, educated and manipulative, and a side which is as murky as a primaeval swamp. - Andrew Motion


Les Murray

B. 1938 D. 2019

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


4 poems available

With a lyric poem, you look, and meditate, and put the rock back. With fiction you poke things with a stick to see what will happen. - Margaret Atwood


PJ Kavanagh

B. 1931 D. 2015

5 poems available

Beyond decoration, humble, in plain rhyme, / As clear as I could, and as truthful - 'Beyond Decoration', P J Kavanagh

On Not Losing My Father’s Ashes in the Flood - Richard Harrison
With the Dying of the Light - Richard Harrison
Mulligan - Richard Harrison
This Poem is Alive Because it is Unfinished - Richard Harrison
The Mighty Dead
When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom’d - Walt Whitman - Read by David Yezzi