Benjamin Zephaniah

Benjamin Zephaniah was born in Birmingham, and grew up in Jamaica and in Handsworth, where he was sent to an... read more
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Phillippa Yaa de Villiers

Phillippa Yaa de Villiers, born at Hillbrow in Johannesburg... more

Christopher Reid

Often associated with the short-lived Martian school of the... more

Mark McWatt

Mark McWatt was born in Georgetown, Guyana, and attended... more

Matthew Francis

Matthew Francis was born in Hampshire in 1956 and educated... more

Maurice Riordan

Maurice Riordan (born 1953) grew up in Lisgoold, County... more

Jamie McKendrick

Jamie McKendrick was born in Liverpool in 1955, and lives... more

Pauline Stainer

Pauline Stainer is an English poet, born in Burslem, Stoke-... more

Harry Guest

Harry Guest was born in Wales in 1932. After four years at... more

Gwyneth Lewis

Gwyneth Lewis is one of the most prominent Welsh poets of... more

Neil Rollinson

Neil Rollinson’s poetry has been noted for its eroticism,... more

D.H Lawrence

A miner’s son from Nottingham, Lawrence was a prolific... more

Ivor Gurney

Ivor Gurney suffered periods of mental ill health before... more

Historic recordings

Recordings by historic voices from poetry's past