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4 poems available

A dynamic reader, Eggleton has a rapid-fire delivery that releases a torrent of images, some startling, ugly, or funny - Greg O'Brien

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Robert Browning

B. 1812 D. 1889

5 poems available

God is the perfect poet.

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M. K. Joseph

B. 1914 D. 1981

9 poems available

The poem is an object which we make and set down, like an antique torso in an abandoned city, good, self-sufficient, durable, waiting for the people to come back. - M K Joseph

Poet

7 poems available

Dorothea Smartt reveals a poetic intelligence and maturity of form and content which definitely locates her among the best of her generation of poets. - Carol Boyce Davies

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WS Merwin

B. 1927 D. 2019

4 poems available

Poetry's about what can't be said. WS Merwin

Poet

5 poems available

For it to exist in the real world, my work has to be bigger than myself.

Poet

3 poems available

I defy anyone to listen to a performance of his poetry and not come away uplifted - Poetry Review

Poet

5 poems available

Her scary, unsettling voice seems unexpected in poetry. It cuts her free of the crowd - The Times

Poet

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Schmidt is always a stringent poet, never shy of painful truth - Helen Dunmore

Poet

4 poems available

The poet's reading, like his words, is energetic and as alive as quicksilver - The Observer

Poet

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How you became a poet's a mystery! / Where did you get your talent from? / I say: I had two uncles, Joe and Harry - / one was a stammerer, the other dumb.- 'Heredity', Tony Harrison

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Austin Clarke

B. 1896 D. 1974

Burn Ovid with the rest. Lovers will find/ A hedge-school for themselves and learn by heart/ All that the clergy banish from the mind,/ When hands are joined and head bows in the dark. - 'Penal Law' by Austin Clarke

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