John Foster

John Foster is one of the most highly regarded and successful contemporary children’s’ poets and poetry... read more
  • Ten Dancing Dinosaurs

  • Inside a shell

  • The Schoolkids’ Rap

  • It Isn't Right to Fight

  • Silver Aeroplane

  • Seaview Haiku

  • Four O'Clock Friday

  • Shaun Short's Short Short...

  • Edmund Clerihew Bentley

  • The Vase

  • Anger

  • Let’s Give a Cheer for Onomato...

  • Ten Dancing Dinosaurs

  • The Land of the Flibbertigibbe...

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Jamie McKendrick

Jamie McKendrick was born in Liverpool in 1955, and lives... more

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

Historic recordings

Recordings by historic voices from poetry's past