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Seamus Heaney and Simon Armitage, Inspirations at the Tricycle Theatre - Telegraph.co.uk

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Telegraph.co.ukSeamus Heaney and Simon Armitage, Inspirations at the Tricycle TheatreTelegraph.co.ukEach poet selected 10 pieces of writing – verse or prose – that meant something special to them.
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What my body has taught me | Marianne Elliott

What my body has taught me | Marianne Elliott | The Good Word:  Poetry | Scoop.it
(This is a poem I wrote for The Body Stories, compiled by Sas Petherick. Get your free copy here) My body has taught me I am stronger than I
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Flowing easily like breath, this poem will inspire many personalizations.

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Three Poets, One Epitaph: Hardy, Yeats, Frost (Pt. 1) | Book Think | Big Think

Three Poets, One Epitaph: Hardy, Yeats, Frost (Pt. 1) | Book Think | Big Think | The Good Word:  Poetry | Scoop.it
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Favorite Miracles

Favorite Miracles | The Good Word:  Poetry | Scoop.it
"AS kingfishers catch fire, dragonflies dráw fláme; As tumbled over rim in roundy wells Stones ring; like each tucked string tells, each hung bell’s Bow swung finds tongue to fling out broad its name; Each mortal thing does one thing and the same:...
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The Seven Streams -- David Whyte

The Seven Streams -- David Whyte | The Good Word:  Poetry | Scoop.it
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Poetry Matters: Lessons From America’s First Inaugural Poet

Poetry Matters: Lessons From America’s First Inaugural Poet | The Good Word:  Poetry | Scoop.it
Introducing a new monthly poetry column, just in time to offer inaugural poet Richard Blanco some advice from Robert Frost
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JFK and Robert Frost:  the #poem not taken and The Gift Outright.  #poetry #history

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Three Poets, One Epitaph: Hardy, Yeats, Frost (Pt. 2) | Book Think | Big Think

Three Poets, One Epitaph: Hardy, Yeats, Frost (Pt. 2) | Book Think | Big Think | The Good Word:  Poetry | Scoop.it
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Poet Agard picked for Queen's medal

Poet Agard picked for Queen's medal | The Good Word:  Poetry | Scoop.it

Guyana-born poet John Agard has been named as the recipient of The Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry for 2012.

 

The award is presented for excellence in poetry, with previous recipients including WH Auden, John Betjeman and Philip Larkin.

Agard, who writes for both adults and children, moved to the UK from Guyana in 1977.

 

He said he was "touched" to be the winner of an award which had been won by such illustrious names in the past.


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Antonio Machado: Last night, as I was sleeping

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" a fiery sun was giving light inside my heart...."

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Poetic Presidents by Elizabeth Harball

Poetic Presidents by  Elizabeth  Harball | The Good Word:  Poetry | Scoop.it
On the eve of the presidential election, we’ve matched 12 commanders-in-chief with the poets that inspired them.
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