Selima Hill

Selima Hill is perhaps best known for her surrealism. Pierre Reverdy has said of surrealism that ‘the more the... read more
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  • I Couldn't Stand the Smel...

  • Portrait of My Lover as a Spoo...

  • Portrait of My Lover as a Dres...

  • Stars

  • Please Can I Have a Man

  • Why I Left You

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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

Robert Bridges

Robert Bridges was a trained doctor working in London... more

Amy Levy

Amy Levy was one of seven children born to a wealthy Anglo‑... more

Algernon Swinburne

Swinburne came from an aristocratic background and drew on... more

Walt Whitman

At various times, Walt Whitman was a teacher, a journalist... more

Adelaide Anne Procter

Adelaide Anne Proctor’s father was a poet, and her mother... more


Anonymous is a well-known and prolific poet. Many of the... more

Mary Robinson

Mary Robinson was a gifted musician, champion of the rights... more

Robert Southey

Robert Southey was an independently minded young man who... more

Historic recordings

Recordings by historic voices from poetry's past