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Ogden Nash

Ogden Nash

b. 1902 d. 1971

Ogden Nash ( 1902-1971) was a master, perhaps the 20th Century master, of light verse whose continuing popularity shows that the term 'light' is not incompatible with long-lasting. He was born in Rye...
Edith Sitwell

Edith Sitwell

b. 1887 d. 1964

Edith Sitwell (1887-1964) was born into an aristocratic family and, along with her brothers, Osbert and Sacheverell, had a significant impact on the artistic life of the 20s. She encountered the work...

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The Poetry Archive is an invaluable resource for hearing some of my favourite poems, read by their authors, and for...

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August 1914

Isaac Rosenberg

read by Andrew Motion

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Elizabeth Barrett Browning

read by Lavinia Greenlaw