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John Dryden

B. 1631 D. 1700

1 poem available

From harmony, from heavenly harmony, this universal frame began. - John Dryden 'A Song For St Cecilia's Day'

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'Certainly among the most gifted, vivid, and deft poets now writing in English, and far better than many who are more famous' Anthony Hecht

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Syntactically complex, discursive, lyrically rich, yet threaded through with a demotic swagger - Gerard Woodward

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Glyn Maxwell covers a greater distance in a single line than most people do in a poem. Joseph Brodsky

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Sam Hunt

B. 1946

8 poems available

Trenches of night between us ... - 'War History', Sam Hunt

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Lord teach wings how/in the stark silence of these evenings/ in the fine chiselled rock spaces/ to fold and nest... - 'After Heartease New England', Velma Pollard

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Wilfred Owen

B. 1893 D. 1918

4 poems available

My subject is War and the pity of War. The Poetry is in the pity. Wilfred Owen

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Nick Laird

B. 1975

5 poems available

Through the sparseness and compression, Laird generates a haunting trove of subtle and enriching tonal orchestrations - Alan Gillis

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A dynamic reader, Eggleton has a rapid-fire delivery that releases a torrent of images, some startling, ugly, or funny - Greg O'Brien

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John Clare

B. 1793 D. 1864

3 poems available

If life had a second edition, how I would correct the proofs?. John Clare

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George Herbert

B. 1593 D. 1633

4 poems available

Good words are worth much, and cost little.

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John Moat

B. 1936 D. 2014

5 poems available

There are few contemporary poets whose work breathes so broadly and generously. - Adam Thorpe

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