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Elizabeth Bishop

B. 1911 D. 1979

4 poems available

All her poems have written underneath - 'I have seen it.' - Randall Jarrell

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6 poems available

For grief indeed is love, and grief beside.

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Robert Browning

B. 1812 D. 1889

5 poems available

God is the perfect poet.

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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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4 poems available

wen yuh see she walk//holdin freedom water//balance pon she head - 'caribbean woman', Jean 'Binta' Breeze

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3 poems available

Our response to the world is essentially one of wonder, of confronting the mysterious with a sense, not of being small, or insignificant, but of being part of a rich and complex narrative. From 'Strong Words', John Burnside

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5 poems available

Keenly felt; passionately, precisely and lyrically conveyed - Simon Armitage

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3 poems available

When I am most deeply absorbed in writing a poem I feel that I am 'translating' images, and sounds, rhythms and an emotional 'tone' into words. - Sujata Bhatt

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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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4 poems available

The combination of satiric spirit and exuberant style - half appalled, half-enchanted - is the outstanding characteristic of burns's poetry - Australian Book Review

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Gerard Benson

B. 1931 D. 2014

5 poems available

Gerard Benson's poetry transfigures the ordinary and leaves an aftertaste of mystery in the mind.Michael Glover, The Independent

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Paradoxes interest me and the desire for beauty, for meaning, for whatever might counterbalance our commodified world... (Peter Boyle)

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