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Anne Finch

B. 1661 D. 1720

1 poem available

And who has greater sense, but greater sorrow shares? - Anne Finch, 'The hog, the sheep and the goat, carrying to a fair'

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Christopher Smart

B. 1722 D. 1771

1 poem available

For I will consider my Cat Jeoffry. For he is the servant of the Living God, duly and daily serving him. - Christopher Smart 'My cat Jeoffrey'

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Katherine Philips

B. 1632 D. 1664

1 poem available

What on Earth deserves our trust? Youth and Beauty both are dust. - Katherine Philips 'Epitaph'

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Adventurous, compelling and utterly original - The Times

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3 poems available

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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Birthcries repeatedly / new, self pull out self, self / issuing that self home - Vahni Capildeo, 'On Not Writing as a West Indian Woman'

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Anna Laetitia Barbauld

B. 1743 D. 1825

2 poems available

Woman! too long degraded, scorned, opprest; / O born to rule in partial Law's despite, / Resume thy native empire o'er the breast! Anna Laetitia Barbauld, 'The Rights of Women'

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'No entertainment is so cheap as reading, nor any pleasure so lasting.' Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

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Lord teach wings how/in the stark silence of these evenings/ in the fine chiselled rock spaces/ to fold and nest... - 'After Heartease New England', Velma Pollard

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

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Who wants to know / a story's end, or where a road will go? - Sheenagh Pugh, 'What If This Road'

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Ruth Gilbert

B. 1917 D. 2016

12 poems available

Master of Music / Let my voice be / Clear as he dreamed it / Who fashioned me - 'The Violin Speaks', Ruth Gilbert

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