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5 poems available

if the body is a great creation why wait / indoors with it?

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Kamau Brathwaite

B. 1930 D. 2020

4 poems available

His technique dazzles, and through the handling of rhythm and image he makes the world his own, and ours - The Sunday Times

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6 poems available

'True poetry, sensationally assembled.' Peter Porter

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8 poems available

How perilous is it to choose / not to love the life we're shown? -- 'The Badgers,' Seamus Heaney

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4 poems available

Haunting, hilarious, exquisitely inventive - Mark Ford

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1 poem available

'Inventive, striking and memorable, Morgan is one of the most original poets around.' Andrew Motion, Guardian Books of the Year

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3 poems available

"This is sanity speaking, with a mask of tragedy pulled up from its face. This is a stunning poet arguing with the failing authority of her culture, the whole Silk Road curled up and hissing by her feet." Valzhyna Mort

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1 poem available

Schimke's poetry whispers, hollers, moans, bends and extends unexpectedly and beyond expectation - Malika Ndlovu

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Liz Berry

B. 1980

3 poems available

Ecstatic, quicksilver poems, ablaze with originality, curiosity and a passion for words. Ruth Padel

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8 poems available

She is one of very few poets to be equally probing and technically sophisticated in both languages, intuitively sensitive to the peculiarities of each. Ruth McIlroy, Planet

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Harry Guest

B. 1932 D. 2021

6 poems available

Poems full of light and colour, sensuality and serenity. -- Joan Bakewell

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Lee Harwood

B. 1939 D. 2015

3 poems available

Lee Harwood is one of Britain's best poets and best kept secrets. -- John Ashbery

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