David Harsent

David Harsent

David Harsent (b. 1942) won the 2005 Forward Prize for Legion, which was also shortlisted for the Whitbread Prize... read more
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  • Finisterre

  • Crapshoot

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  • Punch's Day-Book - an ext...

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Melissa Lee-Houghton

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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

Anthony Howell

Anthony Howell is a poet, novelist and performance artist,... more

C. H. Sisson

C. H. Sisson died in 2003 at the age of 89. He was known as... more

W.N. Herbert

W. N. Herbert

W. N. Herbert was born in Dundee in 1961 and educated at... more

Oli Hazzard

Oli Hazzard's first book, Between Two Windows, was... more

Lewis Carroll

Lewis Carroll

Lewis Carroll was the literary pseudonym of Charles... more

Ross Sutherland

Ross Sutherland

Inventive, irreverent and comic, Ross Sutherland (b. 1979)... more

Luke Wright

Luke Wright (b. 1982) was spurred into poetry when he first... more

Hannah Lowe

‘Every now and again there arrives at a poetry magazine a... more

Henry Vaughan

Henry Vaughan was born in 1621 in the Welsh country parish... more

Historic recordings

Recordings by historic voices from poetry's past