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Poetry, above all, is a series of intense moments - its power is not in narrative. I'm not dealing with facts, I'm dealing with emotion. Carol Ann Duffy

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Allen Tate

B. 1899 D. 1979

3 poems available

A poem may be an instance of morality, of social conditions, of psychological history; it may instance all its qualities, but never one of them alone, nor any two or three; never less than all. Allen Tate

Poet

4 poems available

Good writing gives energy, whatever it is about. But the fact that writers are dealing with essential issues...I think that's a necessary integration of literary writing with what's actually going on in our world. - Marilyn Hacker

Poet

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I am a poet who is a woman, not a woman poet. - Ruth Fainlight

Poet

5 poems available

I would say that the poem exists in a space somewhere between the reader and the author, and in a sense belongs to neither, and both. - Don Paterson

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Edwin Morgan

B. 1920 D. 2010

4 poems available

the most dynamic, brilliant, free-wheeling poet around, endlessly accessible and inventive - The Scotsman

Poet

13 poems available

A keeper of the artistic estate, a custodian of griefs and wonders - Seamus Heaney

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Wendy Cope

B. 1945

14 poems available

A jet-age Tennyson - London Review of Books

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John Heath Stubbs

B. 1918 D. 2006

6 poems available

Wayfarer, pause. Although you may not see,/Earth's bright children, herbs and flowers, are here:/It is their small essential souls that greet you, - 'Inscription for a Scented Garden for the Blind', John Heath-Stubbs

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J D McClatchy

B. 1945 D. 2018

Love is injustice, said Camus./We want to be loved. What's still more true? - 'The Ledger', J. D. McClatchy

The Mighty Dead

Sonnet 75

Read by Andrew Motion

Sonnet 75 - Edmund Spenser - Read by Andrew Motion
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The Life of Harry Patch - Andrew Motion
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