Derek Walcott

Derek Walcott

Derek Walcott (b. 1930) was awarded the Nobel prize for Literature in 1992, two years after the publication of... read more
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Laurence Lerner

Witty and warm, expressed in musical but plain language,... more

James Sheard

James Sheard was born in Cyprus in 1962, and spent his... more

David Morley

David Morley is an ecologist, poet, editor and teacher.... more

Ahren Warner

Ahren Warner grew up in Lincolnshire before moving to... more

Jonathan Edwards

Jonathan Edwards was born in Newport, South Wales and grew... more

Kamau Brathwaite

In its insistent rhythms and vivid parsing of postcolonial... more

Moniza Alvi

Moniza Alvi was born in Lahore, Pakistan, came to England... more

Connie Bensley

Knowing, precise and often cheerfully acerbic, Connie... more

Bernard O'Donoghue

Bernard O'Donoghue's poetry is marked by a gift for poetic... more

M. R. Peacocke

M. R. Peacocke grew up in South Devon in a musical family.... more

Dick Davis

Dick Davis, a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature,... more

Heather Phillipson

An internationally exhibiting artist as well as a poet,... more

Historic recordings

Recordings by historic voices from poetry's past