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4 poems available

One of Australia's most gifted poets of both the natural and the human world.

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5 poems available

I go to the rockpool at the slack of tide/ to mind me what my poetry's for. - Jen Hadfield from 'Daed-traa'.

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Mark Strand

B. 1934 D. 2014

3 poems available

Pain is filtered in a poem so that it becomes finally, in the end, pleasure. Mark Strand

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3 poems available

I don't want to write poems that aren't necessary. - Maxine Kumin

Poet

4 poems available

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

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Laurie Lee

B. 1914 D. 1997

2 poems available

It was a world that I wanted to record because it was such a miracle visitation to me. - Laurie Lee

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Norman Nicholson

B. 1914 D. 1987

1 poem available

There stands the base and root of the living rock /Thirty thousand feet of solid Cumberland. - To the River Duddon, Norman Nicholson

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Jan Kemp

B. 1949

7 poems available

We lie on love's breath - Jan Kemp, 'Puriri'

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Ted Kooser

B. 1939

11 poems available

I try to honor my reader's patience and generosity by presenting what I have to say as clearly and succinctly as possible. - Ted Kooser

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1 poem available

Forget all rules, forget all restrictions, as to taste, as to what ought to be said, write for the pleasure of it... - William Carlos Williams

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10 poems available

Things change, become home and we must leave them - Lavinia Greenlaw, 'Guidebooks to the Alhambra'

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4 poems available

Informed by a sense of grace, of transcendence... the pieces are grounded in detail, beautifully expressed, subtly luminous. - The Guardian

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