Modern British Poetry - required reading

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Selected Poems
1.  Selected Poems by Michael Rosen
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  "Michael Rosen is often overlooked because he is the Children's Laureate. This collection of his 'serious' work is fantastic, a great snapshot of his ability."
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Carrying the Elephant: A Memoir of Love and Loss
2.  Carrying the Elephant: A Memoir of Love and Loss by Michael Rosen
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  "A deeply moving tribute to Michael Rosen's son, who died of meningitis. Essential reading, among the best in English poetry in the last ten years."
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Selected Poems
3.  Selected Poems by Brian Patten
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  "The best collection of Brian Patten's poetry. His simple, obvious and clever observations are at once funny, then moving."
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Love Poems
4.  Love Poems by Brian Patten
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  "Some of the most tender  and mournful love poetry written since the Sixties."
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The Mersey Sound (Penguin Modern Classics)
5.  The Mersey Sound (Penguin Modern Classics) by Roger McGough
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  "The book that started it all off for Patten, McGough and Henri"
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Collected Poems
6.  Collected Poems by Roger McGough
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  "An excellent collection of Roger McGough's poetry. Required reading."
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Selected Poems
7.  Selected Poems by Derek Mahon
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  "A comprehensive selection from one of Ireland's under-appreciated voices."
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Selected Poems
8.  Selected Poems by Carol Ann Duffy
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  "Duffy's honest, often brutal poetry, is a real insight into the lives of women."
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Birthday Letters
9.  Birthday Letters by Ted Hughes
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  "Heart-rending, touching memories of Hughes' time with Sylvia Plath. After twenty-five years of controlled silence following her suicide, this was an amazing answer to  Plath admirers."
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Collected Poems of Ted Hughes
10.  Collected Poems of Ted Hughes by Ted Hughes
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  "A feast of Hughes' poetry."
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Andrew Motion: Selected Poems 1976-1997
11.  Andrew Motion: Selected Poems 1976-1997 by Sir Andrew Motion
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  "A look at the poetry of the current Poet Laureate."
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