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Anne Sexton

B. 1928 D. 1974

4 poems available

Put your ear down close to your soul and listen hard. - Anne Sexton

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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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T. S. Eliot

B. 1888 D. 1965

7 poems available

...the communication of the dead/is tongued with fire beyond the language of the living. - from Part 1 of 'Little Gidding', T. S. Eliot

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5 poems available

There is no gaudiness in her poetry; instead the reader is aware of a generosity of spirit which allows the poems' subjects their own unbullied reality. - The Listener

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9 poems available

We were testing the range of the human voice - 'The Shout', Simon Armitage

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Guys like Gauguin - Selina Tusitala Marsh
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The Progressive Canadian Barn Dance - Jim Carruth
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First Letter of the Hebrew Women to St Paul - David Kinloch
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The Bachelor Stripped Bare by his Brides, Even - David Kinloch
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The Cougar - Christopher Reid
The Mighty Dead

The Witch

Read by Jo Shapcott
The Witch - Mary Elizabeth Coleridge - Read by Jo Shapcott
The Mighty Dead

The Visit

Read by Jo Shapcott
The Visit - Mary Leapor - Read by Jo Shapcott
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