William Blake (28 November 1757 – 12 August 1827) was an English poet, painter, and printmaker. Largely unrecognised during his lifetime, Blake is now considered a seminal figure in the history of both the poetry and visual arts of the Romantic Age. His prophetic poetry has been said to form "what is in proportion to its merits the least read body of poetry in the English language"

William Blake A truth that's told with bad intent beats all the lies you can invent. William Blake (Poet And Painter)

Mary Oliver

Mary Oliver and Percy. Photo by Rachel Giese Brown. "Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?

John Donne, 1572-1631Great English poet, and one of the greatest writers of English prose

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John Donne

John Donne, century poet, satirist, lawyer and cleric. Metaphysical turn of mind, tragic love life and sexy poems.

Alice Oswald

Alice Oswald, poet – portrait of the artist

"And on Sunday he dreamed he was flying / and his mind grew gold watching the moon / and he began to sing to the brink of speaking" Alice Oswald, Griffin Poetry Prize 2016 judge

Philip Larkin

Dearest Amy, look at this when planning for next year. Love, Your Past Self who is too lazy to do this until August.

George Szirtes

George Szirtes

Seamus Heaney

Seamus Heaney died yesterday at the age of The humble and witting poet from Ireland is one of Britons best respected writers.