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Someday I’ll Love Ocean Vuong - Ocean Vuong
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His Ashes - Sharon Olds
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Poem for the Breasts - Sharon Olds
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Amaryllis Ode - Sharon Olds
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The Connoisseuse of Slugs - Sharon Olds
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Ode to the Hymen - Sharon Olds
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“Olds writes “poetry more faithful to the felt truth of reality than any prose could be.” – Richard Wakefield.

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Race Riot, Tulsa, 1921 - Sharon Olds
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Foreword by Michael Schmidt, Editor of PN Review The life expectancy of poetry magazines is often a butterfly’s span. Few reach ten issues, fewer still a hundred. To reach 250 issues over five decades is evidence of editorial tenacity and…

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Tempest has forged her own voice, unlike anything else in the mainstream poetry world. The Independent

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Poets have always written poems about love. We have put together a collection of recordings of some of the best classic love poems, introduced and read for you by today’s poets. From Elizabeth Barrett Browning asking “How do I love thee?” to Lord Byron declaring…

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The Poetry Archive’s World War Poetry Showcase is based on the collection put together for our national poetry recitation competition, Poetry by Heart, to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War. Of course, there are plenty of anthologies…

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