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Helen Mort

B. 1985

4 poems available

I'm drawn to what you might think of as traditional lyric poetry; it's an enduring, effective, powerful means of expression.

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2 poems available

Adventurous, compelling and utterly original - The Times

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Resonant and lyrical, linguistically precise and emotionally evasive, often at the same time - The Guardian

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His poetry is what all poetry should be, the surprising and beautiful organisation of things that life has disorganised. John Fuller

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Man differs more from man than man from beast.

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Christopher Marlowe

B. 1564 D. 1593

3 poems available

'Who ever loved that loved not at first sight' Christopher Marlowe, 'Hero and Leander'

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Andrew Marvell

B. 1621 D. 1678

4 poems available

Had we but world enough, and time, / This coyness, lady, were no crime. Andrew Marvell, 'To His Coy Mistress'

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Alison Brackenbury loves, lives, hymns and rhymes the natural world and its people like no other poet. Gillian Clark

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Percy Bysshe Shelley

B. 1792 D. 1822

4 poems available

Our sweetest songs are those that tell of saddest thought. Percy Bysshe Shelley, 'Ode to a Skylark'

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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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Jon Stallworthy

B. 1935 D. 2014

3 poems available

The best reading of a poem involves a simultaneous engagement of the eye and ear.

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Christina Rossetti

B. 1830 D. 1894

9 poems available

Silence is more musical than any song. Christina Rossetti

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