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 1757 - 1827 To see a world in a grain of sand and a heaven in a wild flower, hold infinity in the palm of your hand and et.

Mary Oliver

Photo of Mary Oliver and her dog Percy by Rachel Giese Brown.

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 talks to his fellow Irish poet Dennis O'Driscoll

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