John Hegley

John Hegley

The writer and performer John Hegley has been described as the Spike Milligan for our time, and as 'awesomely... read more
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Dawn Garisch

Dawn Garisch has had five novels, a collection of poetry... more

Dick Davis

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

Lorraine Mariner

Lorraine Mariner

Lorraine Mariner grew up in Upminster and attended... more

Colette Bryce

Colette Bryce

Colette Bryce was born in Derry, Northern Ireland, and... more

Catherine Byron

Catherine Byron is an Irish poet who often collaborates... more

Tara Bergin

Tara Bergin was born in Dublin and moved to the UK in 2002... more

Jack Underwood

Jack Underwood is an active presence across the British... more

David Wheatley

Flitting between book smarts and wry humour, lyric... more

Melissa Lee-Houghton

Fearless, naked and knowing, Melissa Lee-Houghton’s poems... more

Kate Tempest

Born in south-east London where she still lives, Kate... more

Isobel Dixon

Isobel Dixon was born in Mthatha, South Africa. She studied... more

Rebecca Goss

Rebecca Goss has described poetry as ‘an invitation to look... more

Historic recordings

Recordings by historic voices from poetry's past