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Denis Glover

B. 1912 D. 1980

7 poems available

Air falls under the heavy yoke of bells - 'Sunday Morning', Denis Glover

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In Smither's poems, the simplest details can be trapdoors to eternity - to 'take in life' can be a promise or a threat. - Hugh Roberts

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John Moat

B. 1936 D. 2014

5 poems available

There are few contemporary poets whose work breathes so broadly and generously. - Adam Thorpe

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8 poems available

If death still comes / we'll strike a pose / and hold our breath / until he goes - Kevin Ireland

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6 poems available

Shout Ha! to the Sky - Robert Sullivan

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John Donne

B. 1572 D. 1631

4 poems available

She is all States, and all princes I, / Nothing else is. John Donne

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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

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6 poems available

'A poet of sassy urban heartache, deftness, humour and considerable ingenuity' - Michael Glover

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3 poems available

I am a desperate man who demands to connect...who denounces the dullness of money and status...who will not bow down to acolayed or success - 'i am the strange hero of hunger', Billy Childish

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Jan Owen

B. 1940

4 poems available

Nature is Owen's alembic. She writes with delicacy and strength, passion and intellect. - David Gilbey, Australian Book Review

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2 poems available

Particles of observation, incomplete phrases and strange juxtapositions seem welded by some hidden charge into a power of feeling. - John Powell Ward

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Sylvia Townsend Warner

B. 1893 D. 1978

This marvellous book has exceeded my expectations...it displays admirable craftsmanship, a subtle, musical ear and immense variety. John Mole on the Collected Poems of Sylvia Townsend Warner, South West Review

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