The poets featured in our pamphlets are a mixture of contemporary and historical, well known and hardly known. Whilst our emphasis has tended to be on British poetry, our poets include Irish, American and Australian writers. We list them all below.

  • Abse, Dannie

    Abse, Dannie

    Dannie Abse (1923-2014) was born in Cardiff, Wales to a Jewish family. Although best known as a poet, Abse worked in medicine, and was a specialist at a chest clinic for over thirty years. In 2012 was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for his services to poetry and literature.

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  • Adcock, Fleur

    Adcock, Fleur

    Fleur Adcock (b1934) was born in New Zealand. She is an award-winning poet, who has also written libretti and is a regular contributor to, and editor and translator of, poetry anthologies.  She was awarded an OBE in 1996.  Recent collections are Poems 1960-2000 (2000) and Glass Wings (2013), both published by Bloodaxe Books.

  • Addonizio, Kim

    Addonizio, Kim

    Kim Addonizio is an American writer and the author of seven poetry collections, two novels, two short story collections and two books on writing poetry. She received a Guggenheim Fellowship and was a National Book Award Finalist for her collection Tell Me. Her latest books are Mortal Trash: Poems (W.W. Norton) and a memoir, Bukowski in a Sundress (Penguin).

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  • Agard, John

    Agard, John

    John Agard (b 1949) is a Guyanese poet, author of several poetry collections for both adults and children, the latest being Clever Backbone (2009). He often writes in collaboration with his partner Grace Nichols, and lives in South East England. He has travelled throughout the world performing his poetry.

  • Ahlberg, Allan

    Ahlberg, Allan

    Allan Ahlberg (b.1938) is a popular and award-winning children’s author of over a hundred books, including storybooks, picture books and novels as well as poetry.

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  • Akhmatova, Anna

    Akhmatova, Anna

    Anna Akhmatova (1889 – 1966) is the pen-name of Anna Andreevna Gorenko who was born near the Black Sea port of Odessa, to an upper-class family.  She is widely recognised as one of the greatest Russian poets of the 20th century and was shortlisted for the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1965. Her work ranges from short lyric poems to longer cycles such as Requiem which explores Stalin’s rule of terror.

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