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The Sound Collector by Roger McGough! I read this poem when I was little. I've loved it since then!

The Sound Collector by Roger McGough! I read this poem when I was little.

Quote of the day! Lemn Sissay, Desert Island Discs 11 October 2015

Quote of the day! Lemn Sissay, Desert Island Discs 11 October 2015

Summer with Monica by Roger MCgough (born 1937)

Summer with Monica by Roger MCgough (born

Lemn Sissay at the memorial to the abolition of the transatlantic slave trade in the City of London, which features words from his poem The Gilt of Cain.

Lemn Sissay, foster child, poet and university chancellor: ‘Everything I know about myself comes from Manchester’

Lemn Sissay at the memorial to the abolition of the transatlantic slave trade in the City of London, which features words from his poem The Gilt of Cain.

Daljit Nagra: Daljit Nagra was born and raised in West London, then Sheffield, and currently lives in Willesden where he works in a secondary school. His first collection, Look We Have Coming to Dover!, won the 2007 Forward Prize for Best First Collection and was shortlisted for the Costa Poetry Award. In 2008 he won the South Bank Show / Arts Council Decibel Award.

Daljit Nagra: Daljit Nagra was born and raised in West London, then Sheffield, and currently lives in Willesden where he works in a secondary school. His first collection, Look We Have Coming to Dover!, won the 2007 Forward Prize for Best First Collection and was shortlisted for the Costa Poetry Award. In 2008 he won the South Bank Show / Arts Council Decibel Award.

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IOW Literary Festival 2014 presents Daljit Nagra. Buy Daljit Nagra tickets at Yapsody.

Tippoo Sultan's Incredible White-Man-Eating Tiger Toy-Machine!!! by Daljit Nagra, http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0058U6X9O/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_Z7Jlvb1K1XAYB

Tippoo Sultans incredible white man eating tiger toy machine - Book jacket for Daljit Nagra collection of poems, published by Faber and Faber

On the death of Maya Angelou -In the tradition of Zora Neale Hurston, who once remarked, "I am not tragically colored. There is no great sorrow dammed up in my soul."

Maya Angelou showed how to survive rape and racism – and still be joyful

maya angelou- Article with insights from rape, racism and being a woman. Overview of her book and her life and philosophy

McMillan becomes the first poet to win the £10,000 prize with Physical, a ‘breathtaking’ collection that explores modern male anxiety in settings from the gym to northern industrial towns

Guardian first book award 2015 goes to poet Andrew McMillan

McMillan becomes the first poet to win the prize with Physical, a ‘breathtaking’ collection that explores modern male anxiety in settings from the gym to northern industrial towns

Writer & poet Lemn Sissay: vulnerable young care leavers are being let down by the system

Lemn Sissay: Care leavers 'treated as a problem', In Short - BBC Radio 5 live

"This Be the Pukka Verse" by Daljit Nagra

"This Be the Pukka Verse," Daljit Nagra

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