John Fairfax

John Fairfax

John Fairfax (1930 – 2009) was a remarkable poet whose reputation has largely been overshadowed by his... read more
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  • Grotesque Tournament

  • Give me your hand love

  • Alone

  • Extract from The 5th Horseman...

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Mark Ford

Mark Ford

Mark Ford was born in Nairobi, Kenya in 1962; he grew up... more

Dawn Garisch

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

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Recordings by historic voices from poetry's past