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Sandeep Parmar

b. 1979

Sandeep Parmar was born in Nottingham and raised in Southern California.

Sarah Howe

b. 1983

Sarah Howe was born in Hong Kong in 1983 to an English father and Chinese mother, and moved to England as a child.

Sarah Maguire

b. 1957 d. 2017

Few other contemporary British poets combine the intensity of Sarah Maguire's lyrical imagination with the breadth of her geopolitical reach.

Seamus Heaney

b. 1939 d. 2013

Seamus Heaney (1939 - 2013) was the eldest child of nine born to a farming family in County Derry, Northern Ireland.

Sean O'Brien

b. 1952

Sean O'Brien (b. 1952) is a central figure in the contemporary poetry world - he has won major prizes for each of his five poetry collections, including the Cholmondeley Award, the Somerset Maugham award, the E.M.

Sebastian Barker

b. 1945 d. 2014

Sebastian Barker (1945–2014) was the author of many books of poetry and editor of The London Magazine.

Selima Hill

b. 1945

Selima Hill is perhaps best known for her surrealism.

Selina Tusitala Marsh

b. 1971

Playful, impassioned, deftly musical and energised, Selina Tusitala Marsh’s poems leap off the page and beg to be read aloud.

Sheenagh Pugh

b. 1950

Born in Birmingham in 1950, Sheenagh Pugh lived in Wales for many years before moving to Shetland, where she currently resides.

Siegfried Sassoon

b. 1886 d. 1967

Siegfried Sassoon (1886-1967) was born into a wealthy Anglo-Jewish family and his early life was comfortable and leisured, dominated by sports and country pursuits.

Simon Armitage

b. 1963

In May 2019, Simon Armitage (b. 1963) was named as the UK's Poet Laureate, an appointment greeted with delight by many in the poetry world and beyond.

Sindiwe Magona

b. 1943

A native of the Transkei, she grew up in a township near Cape Town, where she worked as a domestic and completed her secondary education by correspondence.

Sinéad Morrissey

b. 1972

Sinéad Morrissey is the author of five collections of poetry, the last four of which have been shortlisted for the T. S. Eliot Award.

Siobhan Harvey

b. 1973

Siobhan Harvey’s collection of poems Lost Relatives (2011) reveals her navigating shifting geographies in order to locate the sensorium of the self.

Sophie Hannah

b. 1971

Sophie Hannah is a poet and crime fiction writer.

Spike Milligan

b. 1918 d. 2002

Terence Alan Milligan, known as 'Spike' (1918-2002) dedicated his life to making people laugh, through his performances on radio and television, through his poems and memoirs, and often just by being himself: in a BBC poll in 1999 he was voted "th

Stanley Kunitz

b. 1905 d. 2006

Stanley Kunitz [1905-2006] is a towering figure in American poetry, not just by dint of his longevity, but for the fact that he was still producing some of his finest work well into his nineties.

Stephanie Norgate

b. 1957

Stephanie Norgate was born in 1957 and grew up in Selborne, Hampshire. She spent part of her childhood reading the naturalist Gilbert White and playing in his house and garden, which impelled an early love of nature and of writing.

Stephen Edgar

b. 1951

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Stephen Romer

b. 1957

Stephen Romer was born in Hertfordshire, and educated at Trinity Hall, Cambridge. Since 1981 he has lived France, first in Paris, and since 1991 in the Loire Valley, where he is Maître de Conferences in the English department of Tours University.

Stephen Spender

b. 1909 d. 1995

Stephen Spender (1909-1995) is most closely associated with the 1930s: much of his best poetry was written during this decade and other important works such as his autobiography, World Within World (1951), his novel The Temple (1988)

Steve Ellis

b. 1952

Born in York in 1952, Steve Ellis has published three collections of poetry, including West Pathway (1993) and Home and Away, verse translations of Dante’s Inferno and The Divine Comedy and a number of academic

Stevie Smith

b. 1902 d. 1971

Stevie Smith (1902-1971) led an outwardly uneventful life behind the respectable curtains of suburbia whilst nurturing a highly individual imagination.

Stewart Conn

b. 1936

Stewart Conn is one of Scotland’s more softly spoken bards, but his particular Celtic muse is no less intense for all his quieter rhetorical flourishes and domestic asides.

Sue Hubbard

b. 1948

Richly visual and with an eye for the telling detail, Sue Hubbard’s poetry is the work of a writer who has also spent much of her life as an art critic.