Michael Rosen

Michael Rosen (b. 1946) says he became a children's poet by accident - "I thought I was being an ironic adult... read more
  • The Great Big Hole

  • In The Colonie (an extract: 60...

  • In The Colonie (an extract: 38...

  • In The Colonie (an extract: 34...

  • Riding Down to Boxland

  • My Friend Elsie

  • Yesterday

  • The News

  • Three Limericks

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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

Ivor Gurney

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

C.P Cavafy

Cavafy is widely considered to be one of the greatest Greek... 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

Historic recordings

Recordings by historic voices from poetry's past