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Transmission - Will Burns
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The Mighty Dead


Read by Simon Russell Beale
Ulysses - Alfred Tennyson - Read by Simon Russell Beale
The Mighty Dead
Weary with Toil (Sonnet 27) - William Shakespeare - Read by Rosamund Pike
Love Song, 31st July - Richard Osmond
Explanation For Those Who Don’t Know Love - Holly Hopkins
To My Father / To My Future Son - Ocean Vuong

7 poems available

Sharon Olds was born in San Francisco in 1942. She studied at Stanford University and received her PhD from Columbia University, where she wrote a thesis on Ralph Waldo Emerson. She has published twelve books of poems, including Satan Says (1980), The Father (1992), Stag’s Leap (2012), Odes (2016)…


Sarah Howe

B. 1983

4 poems available

Sarah Howe was born in Hong Kong in 1983 to an English father and Chinese mother, and moved to England as a child. She studied English at Cambridge, where from 2010-2015 she was a Research Fellow at Gonville and Caius…


8 poems available

Bernard O’Donoghue’s poetry is marked by a gift for poetic portraiture, sketching characters at moments of emotional intensity. From encounters during his childhood in Ireland, to elegiac recollections of academics and poets in Oxford, O’Donoghue’s readers are met by a…