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Celebratory, mournful, critical and tender - Poetry London

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Wheatley?s is a poetry of displacement, uncertainty and sheer possibility ... Stimulating, resourceful and often very funny - The Guardian

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Kit Wright

B. 1944

6 poems available

I think so highly of poetry that I've dedicated my life to it. It's the most important thing to me. - Kit Wright

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Jane Weir

B. 1963

6 poems available

I was a long bodice partly sewn to a skirt, a hem picking / up everything

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?pizzazz, wit and - astonishing at his age - both technical assurance and a genuinely integrated humanity? -- Fiona Sampson

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Sylvia Townsend Warner

B. 1893 D. 1978

This marvellous book has exceeded my expectations...it displays admirable craftsmanship, a subtle, musical ear and immense variety. John Mole on the Collected Poems of Sylvia Townsend Warner, South West Review

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What thou lovest well remains, / the rest is dross / What thou lov'st well shall not be reft from thee / What thou lov'st well is thy true heritage -- Ezra Pound, Canto LXXXI

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All the choir of stars and panoply of heaven / Gaze down on our pygmy web. - from The Universe Looks Down, Chris Wallace-Crabbe

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That in humour the lyrical may flourish.

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...You no longer /Want to seem what you are, but something /Harmless and familiar: in a landscape/Given to greenness and the cold pastels /Of stubble and field stone... David Wagoner from 'The Principles of Concealment.'

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These hands have Moulded monuments, created crafts, healed hearts. Khosi Xaba, from 'These Hands'

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Jane Yeh

B. 1971

4 poems available

Poetry so unsettling, describing worlds so troubling and lonely, is seldom as funny, clever, and downright charming as Jane Yeh's. - Aingeal Clare

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