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4 poems available

A poet of rare lyric intensity - Oxford Companion to English Literature

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Lewis Carroll

B. 1832 D. 1898

3 poems available

Imagination is the only weapon in the war against reality.

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5 poems available

Some of the most turbulent moments in life through a sharp, clear lens. Maura Dooley

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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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Anna Crowe

B. 1945

5 poems available

There's something in me that insists it sings / Freely, for nothing, the lovely, lonely art / Called poetry, an art you understand. (from 'Venezuela' by Douglas Dunn)

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Roald Dahl

B. 1916 D. 1990

1 poem available

A little nonsense, now and then, is relished by the wisest men. - 'Charlie & the Chocolate Factory', Roald Dahl

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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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I want that next poem. To get it I'll shed my skin, I'll lose my name, pretend I have no history, be history's fool, become elemental, all of these, none of these. - Fred D'Aguiar

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Michael Donaghy

B. 1954 D. 2004

6 poems available

I'm in it for the discovery. - Michael Donaghy

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W. H. Davies

B. 1871 D. 1940

1 poem available

And I could see that child's one eye which seemed to laugh, and say with glee: 'what caused my death you'll never know, perhaps my mother murdered me.' - W.H. Davies - 'The Inquest'

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4 poems available

Among the finest of our poets. - Melvyn Bragg

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Felix Dennis

B. 1947 D. 2014

21 poems available

If it's a good idea, go ahead and do it. It's much easier to apologise than it is to get permission. - Rear Admiral Grace Murray Hopper

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