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Dorothea Smartt
RF Langley
Hugo Williams
D. J. Enright
Michael Sharkey
Matthew Sweeney Children's Poems
Julia Bird
Tom Raworth
Gerard Benson
John Lyons
Jean Sprackland
Alison Brackenbury
Joan Poulson
Edwin Morgan
Michael Rosen
Michael Symmons Roberts
Kathryn Simmonds
Roald Dahl
Patrick Brandon
David Harsent
Marilyn Hacker
Galway Kinnell
Kelly Grovier
Judith Nicholls
Antony Rowland
Jane Duran
George Szirtes – Children's Poems
Les Murray
Patience Agbabi
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George Szirtes – Children's Poems
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