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Series: Penguin Modern Poets, New Series

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Penguin Modern Poets 1: James Fenton, Kit Wright, Blake Morrison by James Fenton1
Penguin Modern Poets 2: Carol Ann Duffy, Vicki Feaver, Eavan Boland by Carol Ann Duffy2
Penguin Modern Poets 3: Glyn Maxwell, Mick Imlah, Peter Reading by Glyn Maxwell3
Penguin Modern Poets 4: Liz Lochhead, Roger McGough, Sharon Olds by Liz Lochhead4
Penguin Modern Poets 5: Simon Armitage, Sean O'Brien, Tony Harrison by Simon Armitage5
Penguin Modern Poets 6: U. A. Fanthorpe, Elma Mitchell, Charles Causley by U. A. Fanthorpe6
Penguin Modern Poets 7: Donald Davie, Samuel Menashe, Allen Curnow by Samuel Menashe7
Penguin Modern Poets 8: Jackie Kay, Merle Collins, Grace Nichols by Jackie Kay8
Penguin Modern Poets 9: John Burnside, Robert Crawford, Kathleen Jamie by John Burnside9
Penguin Modern Poets 10: Douglas Oliver, Denise Riley, Iain Sinclair by Douglas Oliver10
Penguin Modern Poets 11: Michael Donaghy, Andrew Motion, Hugo Williams by Michael Donaghy11
Penguin Modern Poets 12: Helen Dunmore, Jo Shapcott, Matthew Sweeney by Helen Dunmore12
Penguin Modern Poets 13: Michael Hofmann, Michael Longley, Robin Robertson by Robin Robertson13

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This page is for the second series of Penguin Modern Poets books, produced in the 1990s. The original series of books, published in the 1960s and 70s, can be found on the 'Penguin Modern Poets' page.

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