Kris Hemensley

Kris Hemensley was born in 1946 on the Isle of Wight, in the UK. His father was English, his mother from the... read more
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  • Giving Directions to McDonalds

  • Tangley Lodge

  • My Life in Theatre

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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

Charlotte Mew

Charlotte Mew was surrounded by mental ill health and death... more

W.H Davies

The Welsh poet William Henry Davies wrote the poem ‘Leisure... more

Amy Lowell

Amy Lowell was born into an affluent Massachusetts family... more

G.K Chesterton

Chesterton is probably best known for his popular priest-... more

W.E.B. DuBois

Sociologist, civil rights campaigner, historian, Harvard... more

Robert Louis Stevenson

Born in Scotland, Stevenson was an unconventional and... more

Mary Elizabeth Coleridge

Intellectually gifted Mary Coleridge was the great-grand‑... more

Paul Laurence Dunbar

Dunbar was one of the first African-American poets to be... more

E. Nesbit

Edith Nesbit was a prolific author of over forty books for... more

Historic recordings

Recordings by historic voices from poetry's past