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Beowulf

1000

The Beowulf Poet
Unknown -

1375

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

1375

The Gawain Poet
Unknown -

1380

The Wife of Bath

1380

Geoffrey Chaucer
1340 - 1400

1400

‘I syng of a maiden’

Lord Randal

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1400

Anonymous
Unknown -

1535

‘They flee from me that sometime did me seek’

1535

Thomas Wyatt
1503 - 1542

1580

Song from Arcadia

1580

Philip Sidney
1554 - 1586

1586

Elegy

1586

Chidiock Tichborne
1563 - 1586

1588

The Passionate Shepherd to His Love

1588

Christopher Marlowe
1564 - 1593

1592

The Good Morrow

1592

John Donne
1572 - 1631

1595

O

1595

Mary Sidney Herbert
1561 - 1621

1595

The Burning Babe

1595

Robert Southwell
1561 - 1595

1595

‘The weary yeare his race now having run’ (Amoretti, LXII)

1595

Edmund Spenser
1552 - 1599

1600

The Nymph’s Reply to the Shepherd

1600

Walter Ralegh
1552 - 1618

1601

‘When that I was and a little tiny boy’

1601

William Shakespeare
1564 - 1616

1616

To Celia

1616

Ben Jonson
1573 - 1637

1633

Love

1633

George Herbert
1593 - 1633

1642

To Althea from Prison

1642

Richard Lovelace
1618 - 1657

1648

To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time

1648

Robert Herrick
1591 - 1674

1654

Epitaph

1654

Katherine Philips
1632 - 1664

1657

An Exequy to His Matchless Never to be Forgotten Friend

1657

Henry King
1592 - 1669

1666

Verses upon the Burning of Our House

1666

Anne Bradstreet
1612 - 1672

1667

Paradise Lost (Book 1, II. 242-270)

1667

John Milton
1608 - 1674

1668

The Garden

1668

Andrew Marvell
1621 - 1678

1687

A Song for St Cecilia’s Day

1687

John Dryden
1631 - 1700

1688

A Thousand Martyrs

1688

Aphra Behn
1640 - 1689

1691

The Mistress

1691

John Wilmot
1647 - 1680

1713

A Nocturnal Reverie

1713

Anne Finch
1661 - 1720

1717

Epistle to Miss Blount, on her leaving the town, after the Coronation

1717

Alexander Pope
1688 - 1744

1722

A Satirical Elegy on the Death of a Late Famous General

1722

Jonathan Swift
1667 - 1745

1746

The Visit

1746

Mary Leapor
1722 - 1746

1748

Ode on the Death of a Favourite Cat Drowned in a Tub of Goldfishes

Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard

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1748

Thomas Gray
1716 - 1771

1748

A Receipt to Cure the Vapours

1748

Mary Wortley Montagu
1689 - 1762

1782

On the Death of Dr Robert Levet

1782

Samuel Johnson
1709 - 1784

1783

On being Cautioned against Walking on a Headland

1783

Charlotte Smith
1749 - 1806

1784

Epitaph on a Hare

1784

William Cowper
1731 - 1800

1788

Slavery: A Poem

1788

Hannah More
1745 - 1833

1790

A Mother to Her Waking Infant

1790

Joanna Baillie
1762 - 1851

1791

Song (‘Ae fond kiss, and then we sever’)

1791

Robert Burns
1759 - 1796

1792

The Rights of Woman

1792

Anna Laetitia Barbauld
1743 - 1825

1794

London

1794

William Blake
1757 - 1827

1798

The Complaints of the Poor

1798

Robert Southey
1774 - 1843

1799

Female Fashions for 1799

1799

Mary Robinson
1757 - 1800

1815

The Destruction of Sennacherib

1815

George Gordon Byron
1788 - 1824

1816

Kubla Khan

1816

Samuel Taylor Coleridge
1772 - 1834

1817

The Burial of Sir John Moore after Corunna

1817

Charles Wolfe
1791 - 1823

1818

Proud Maisie

1818

Walter Scott
1771 - 1832

1818

Ozymandias

1818

Percy Bysshe Shelley
1792 - 1822

1820

To Autumn

1820

John Keats
1795 - 1821

1829

The War Song of Dinas Vawr

1829

Thomas Love Peacock
1785 - 1866

1832

‘I found a ball of grass among the hay’

1832

John Clare
1793 - 1864

1836

Porphyria’s Lover

My Last Duchess

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1836

Robert Browning
1812 - 1889

1842

Ulysses

Now Sleeps The Crimson Petal

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1842

Alfred Tennyson
1809 - 1892

1846

Remembrance

1846

Emily Brontë
1818 - 1848

1850

‘There is no God’

1850

Arthur Hugh Clough
1819 - 1861

1850

Boat Stealing (excerpt from The Prelude)

1850

William Wordsworth
1770 - 1850

1850

How Do I Love Thee?

1850

Elizabeth Barrett Browning
1806 - 1861

1859

My Orcha’d in Linden Lea

1859

William Barnes
1801 - 1886

1860

‘An upper chamber in a darkened house’

1860

Frederick Tuckerman
1821 - 1873

1861

Envy

1861

Adelaide Anne Procter
1825 - 1864

1862

I Started Early – Took my Dog

1862

Emily Dickinson
1830 - 1896

1867

Dover Beach

1867

Matthew Arnold
1822 - 1888

1867

Dirge for Two Veterans

1867

Walt Whitman
1819 - 1892

1873

Ode

1873

Arthur O'Shaughnessy
1844 - 1881

1875

Invictus

1875

W.E. Henley
1849 - 1903

1876

A Forsaken Garden

1876

Algernon Swinburne
1837 - 1909

1883

Lucifer in Starlight

1883

George Meredith
1828 - 1909

1885

A Frog’s Fate

1885

Christina Rossetti
1830 - 1894

1887

The Windhover

1887

Gerard Manley Hopkins
1844 - 1889

1889

Philosophy

1889

Amy Levy
1861 - 1889

1890

London Snow

1890

Robert Bridges
1844 - 1930

1892

‘Sing me a song of a lad that is gone’

1892

Robert Louis Stevenson
1850 - 1894

1895

If

1895

Rudyard Kipling
1865 - 1936

1896

We Wear the Mask

Invitation to Love

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1896

Paul Dunbar
1872 - 1906

1898

The Ballad of Reading Gaol

1898

Oscar Wilde
1854 - 1900

1905

The Things that Matter

1905

E. Nesbit
1858 - 1924

1907

The Song of the Smoke

1907

W. E. B. DuBois
1868 - 1963

1911

The God Abandons Antony

1911

C.P. Cavafy
1863 - 1933

1912

Miss Loo

1912

Walter de la Mare
1873 - 1956

1913

The Rolling English Road

1913

G.K. Chesterton
1874 - 1936

1913

A Blockhead

1913

Amy Lowell
1874 - 1925

1914

The Voice

1914

Thomas Hardy
1840 - 1928

1915

The River Merchant’s Wife: A Letter

1915

Ezra Pound
1885 - 1972

1916

The Inquest

1916

W.H. Davies
1871 - 1940

1916

Sea Rose

1916

Hilda Doolittle (H.D.)
1886 - 1961

1916

Fin de Fête

1916

Charlotte Mew
1869 - 1928

1916

‘Out, Out -‘

1916

Robert Frost
1874 - 1963

1916

Divorce

1916

Anna Wickham
1884 - 1947

1917

Strange Hells

1917

Ivor Gurney
1890 - 1937

1917

Rouen

1917

May Wedderburn Cannan
1893 - 1973

1917

Adlestrop

1917

Edward Thomas
1878 - 1917

1918

Dulce et Decorum Est

1918

Wilfred Owen
1893 - 1918

1920

The Second Coming

1920

W.B. Yeats
1865 - 1939

1922

‘Tell me not here, it needs not saying’

1922

A.E. Housman
1859 - 1936

1922

Harlem Shadows

1922

Claude McKay
1889 - 1948

1923

Ha’nacker mill

1923

Hilaire Belloc
1870 - 1953

1923

‘I, being born a woman and distressed’

1923

Edna St Vincent Millay
1892 - 1950

1923

Peach

1923

D. H. Lawrence
1885 - 1930

1927

The Journey of the Magi

1927

T. S. Eliot
1888 - 1965

1929

Welsh Incident

1929

Robert Graves
1895 - 1985

1934

‘The force that through the green fuse drives the flower’

1934

Dylan Thomas
1914 - 1953

1935

Poetry

1935

Marianne Moore
1887 - 1972

1936

Still-Life

1936

Elizabeth Daryush
1887 - 1977

1936

Partridges

1936

John Masefield
1878 - 1967

1937

The Arrest of Oscar Wilde at the Cadogan Hotel

1937

John Betjeman
1906 - 1984

1938

Bagpipe music

1938

Louis MacNeice
1907 - 1963

1940

Musée des Beaux Arts

1940

W.H. Auden
1907 - 1973

1940

Aubade

1940

William Empson
1906 - 1984

1942

Goodbye

1942

Alun Lewis
1915 - 1944

1942

Naming of Parts

1942

Henry Reed
1914 - 1986

1942

My Papa’s Waltz

1942

Theodore Roethke
1908 - 1963

1943

How to Kill

1943

Keith Douglas
1920 - 1944

1944

Heart and Mind

1944

Edith Sitwell
1887 - 1964

1946

The Fish

1946

Elizabeth Bishop
1911 - 1979

1955

Mr Bleaney

1955

Philip Larkin
1922 - 1985

1956

A Supermarket in California

1956

Allen Ginsberg
1926 - 1997

1956

After Midsummer

1956

E.J. Scovell
1907 - 1999

1957

The Thought Fox

1957

Ted Hughes
1930 - 1998

1958

To the Snake

1958

Denise Levertov
1923 - 1997

1959

Skunk Hour

1959

Robert Lowell
1917 - 1977

1960

Epic

1960

Patrick Kavanagh
1904 - 1967

1961

Considering the Snail

1961

Thom Gunn
1929 - 2004

1961

Morning Song

1961

Sylvia Plath
1932 - 1963

1962

War Music (excerpt from Patrocleia)

1962

Christopher Logue
1926 - 2011

1963

Badly Chosen Lover

1963

Rosemary Tonks
1932 - 2014

1964

Dream Songs No 67: I don’t operate often

1964

John Berryman
1914 - 1972

1964

The Day Lady Died

1964

Frank O'Hara
1926 - 1966

1967

What The Chairman Told Tom

1967

Basil Bunting
1900 - 1985

1967

Thoughts after Ruskin

1967

Elma Mitchell
1919 - 2000

1968

Ballad of the Bread Man

1968

Charles Causley
1917 - 2003

1968

Strawberries

1968

Edwin Morgan
1920 - 2010

1970

The Beast in the Space

1970

W.S. Graham
1918 - 1986

1972

The Galloping Cat

1972

Stevie Smith
1902 - 1971

1973

Wounds

1973

Michael Longley
1939 -

1974

A, a, a, Domine Deus

1974

David Jones
1895 - 1974

1975

A Disused Shed in County Wexford

1975

Derek Mahon
1941 -

1976

‘My father in a white space suit’

1976

Yehuda Amichai
1924 - 2000

1977

A Summer Place

1977

Anne Stevenson
1933 -

1979

The Ex-Queen among the Astronomers

1979

Fleur Adcock
1934 -

1979

WEA Course

1979

Elizabeth Bartlett
1924 - 2008

1979

A Martian Sends a Postcard Home

1979

Craig Raine
1944 -

1980

Ö

1980

Rita Dove
1952 -

1980

Sonny’s Lettah

1980

Linton Kwesi Johnson
1952 -

1981

The Colonel

1981

Carolyn Forché
1950 -

1981

Timer

1981

Tony Harrison
1937 -

1983

The Lost Woman

1983

Patricia Beer
1924 - 1999

1983

God, A Poem

1983

James Fenton
1949 -

1983

Your Attention Please

1983

Peter Porter
1929 - 2007

1983

The Boys Bump-starting the Hearse

1983

Kit Wright
1944 -

1984

Catching Crabs

1984

David Dabydeen
1955 -

1984

The Cleaner

1984

U. A. Fanthorpe
1929 - 2009

1985

Proverbial Ballade

1985

Wendy Cope
1945 -

1986

What is Worth Knowing?

1986

Sujata Bhatt
1956 -

1987

Boy Breaking Glass

1987

Gwendolyn Brooks
1917 - 2000

1987

The Way We Live

1987

Kathleen Jamie
1962 -

1987

Meeting the British

1987

Paul Muldoon
1951 -

1989

Border

1989

Gillian Clarke
1937 -

1990

The Black Lace Fan My Mother Gave Me

1990

Eavan Boland
1944 -

1990

Originally

1990

Carol Ann Duffy
1955 -

1991

Explaining Magnetism

1991

Maura Dooley
1957 -

1991

Rubaiyat

1991

Mimi Khalvati
1944 -

1992

Love from a Foreign City

1992

Lavinia Greenlaw
1962 -

1992

The Eater

1992

Glyn Maxwell
1962 -

1992

Phrase Book

1992

Jo Shapcott
1953 -

1993

The Country at My Shoulder

1993

Moniza Alvi
1941 -

1993

Marvin Gaye

1993

Michael Hofmann
1957 -

1993

Dusting the Phone

1993

Jackie Kay
1961 -

1993

The Emigrée

1993

Carol Rumens
1944 -

1994

Judith

1994

Vicki Feaver
1943 -

1994

Birmingham River

1994

Roy Fisher
1930 - 2017

1995

On an Afternoon Train from Purley to Victoria, 1955

1995

James Berry
1924 - 2017

1996

St Kevin and the Blackbird

1996

Seamus Heaney
1939 - 2013

1996

Blackout

1996

Grace Nichols
1950 -

1996

Wedding

1996

Alice Oswald
1966 -

1997

Minority

1997

Imtiaz Dharker
1954 -

1998

A Minute’s Silence

1998

Paul Farley
1965 -

1999

Prince Rupert’s Drop

1999

Jane Draycott
1954 -

2000

Machines

2000

Michael Donaghy
1954 - 2004

2000

A Misremembered Lyric

2000

Denise Riley
1948 -

2002

Cousin Coat

2002

Sean O’Brien
1952 -

2003

The Lammas Hireling

2003

Ian Duhig
1954 -

2003

Waking with Russell

2003

Don Paterson
1963 -

2004

Two Pages

2004

Choman Hardi
1974 -

2004

Pelt

2004

Michael Symmons Roberts
1963 -

2004

The shout

2004

Simon Armitage
1963 -

2005

Bread

2005

Kamau Brathwaite
1930 -

2005

Mametz Wood

2005

Owen Sheers
1974 -

2005

The Full Indian Rope Trick

2005

Colette Bryce
1970 -

2006

Toussaint L’Ouverture acknowledges Wordsworth’s sonnet “To Toussaint L’Ouverture”

2006

John Agard
1949 -

2007

Look We Have Coming to Dover

2007

Daljit Nagra
1966 -

2007

The Stopped Train

2007

Jean Sprackland
1962 -

2008

Josephine Baker Finds Herself

2008

Patience Agbabi
1965 -

2008

Maren

2008

Mick Imlah
1956 - 2009

2009

A Verandah Ceremony

2009

E.A. Markham
1939 - 2008

2009

What If

2009

Benjamin Zephaniah
1958 -

2009

Conductors of His Mystery

2009

Anthony Joseph
1966 -

2010

A Life in Dreams

2010

Jacob Sam-La Rose
1976 -

2012

Shake My Future

2012

Dorothea Smart
Unknown -

2013

Langley Lane

2013

Jacob Polley
1975 -

2014

The Fish in Australia

2014

Andrew Motion
1952 -

2014

Homing

2014

Liz Berry
1980 -

2017

Sound Machine

2017

Raymond Antrobus
1986 -

2018

The posh mums are boxing in the square

2018

Wayne Holloway-Smith
Unknown -

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