Allan Ahlberg

Allan Ahlberg

Allan Ahlberg (b. 1938) is one of Britain's best-loved children's writers. The author of over a hundred books,... read more
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  • The Slow Man

  • Billy McBone

  • Scissors

  • Please Mrs Butler

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Marianne Moore

Marianne Moore

Marianne Moore (1887-1972) was a major Modernist innovator... more

Richard Murphy

Richard Murphy has been called a poet of two traditions,... more

Glyn Maxwell

Glyn Maxwell

Born in Welwyn Garden City, England, to Welsh parents in... more

Makhosazana Xaba

Makhosazana (Khosi) Xaba’s poetry, fiction and academic... more

Michael Longley

Michael Longley (b.1939, Belfast) is a central figure in... more

Justin Quinn

Justin Quinn’s poems are formal in the very best sense,... more

Steve Ellis

Born in York in 1952, Steve Ellis has published three... more

Clive Wilmer

Clive Wilmer's first collection of poems, The Dwelling-... more

Sue Hubbard

Richly visual and with an eye for the telling detail, Sue... more

Tim Liardet

Tim Liardet was born in London in 1959 and educated at the... more

Mary Jo Salter

Mary Jo Salter describes herself as a ‘particularly formal... more

Laurence Lerner

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

Historic recordings

Recordings by historic voices from poetry's past