Paul Mills, 'Mile End Opera', from Dinosaur Point, 2000, Smith/Doorstop Books. Reproduced by kind permission of the publisher (http://www.poetrybusiness.co.uk/).
'Strayed Crab', from The Complete Poems: 1927-1979, by Elizabeth Bishop. Copyright © 1979, 1983 by Alice Helen Methfessel. Reprinted by permission of Farrar, Straus and Giroux, LLC.
'Sandra Lee Scheuer', Copyright © Gary Geddes. 'Active Trading', 1996. Reproduced by permission of Peterloo Poets.
Fred D'Aguiar, 'Home', from British Subjects, Bloodaxe Books, 1993. Reproduced by permission of the publisher.
Peter Dixon, excerpts from 'W-H-A-M', from Munden and Wade (eds), Reading the Applause, National Association of Writers in Education (http://www.nawe.co.uk/). Reproduced by kind permission of the author and publisher.
Nicholas Tredre, excerpts from 'Flatmates from hell', The Observer, 22 January 1995. Reproduced by permission of Guardian Newspapers Ltd.
Julia Copus, 'Breaking the Rule', from In Defence of Adultery, Bloodaxe Books, 2003. Reproduced by permission of the publisher and author.
Excerpts from draft version of 'Farewell on the Town Hall Steps', by Susan Burns. Reproduced by kind permission of the author.
From Keeping a Rendezvous, by John Berger, copyright © 1988, 1991 by John Berger. Used by permission of Pantheon Books, a division of Random House, Inc, and the author.
Excerpts totalling 525 words from 'Ocean 1212W', from Jonny Panic and the Bible of Dreams, by Sylvia Plath. Copyright © 1952, 1953, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963 by Ted Hughes. Reprinted by permission of HarperCollins Publishers Inc. and Faber and Faber, Ltd.
'Proletarian Portrait', by William Carlos Williams, from Collected Poems: 19091939, Vol. 1, Copyright © 1938 by New Directions Publishing Corp. Reprinted by permission of New Directions Publishing Corp. and Carcanet Press Limited.
Daniel Weissbort, 'Peonies Again', from Leaseholder, 1986. Reproduced by permission of Carcanet Press Limited.
'The Hand' from The Wellspring, by Sharon Olds, copy-right © 1996 by Sharon Olds. Used by permission of Alfred A.Knopf, a division of Random House, Inc.
'The Hand' from The Wellspring, by Sharon Olds published by Jonathan Cape. Used by permission of The Random House Group Limited.
'Sunday Night' from All of Us, by Raymond Carver published by The Harvill Press. Used by permission of The Random House Group Limited and © Tess Gallagher.
'Sunday Night' from New Path to the Waterfall, by Raymond Carver. Reprinted by permission of International Creative Management, Inc. Copyright © 1989 Tess Gallagher.
Miroslav Holub, 'The Fly', from Poems Before & After, translated by Ian and Jarmila Milner, Edward Osers, George Theiner, Bloodaxe Books, 1990. Reproduced by permission of the publisher.
'Funeral Blues', copyright 1940 and renewed 1968 by W.H.Auden, from Collected Poems, by W.H.Auden. Used by permission of Random House, Inc. and Faber and Faber Ltd.
Excerpts from 'February-Not Everywhere' by Norman MacCaig, from Voice Over, 1988, Birlinn. Reproduced by permission of Birlinn, Polygon and John Donald.
Excerpts from 'Swami Anand' by Sujata Bhatt from Point No Point, Carcanet Press, 1997. Reproduced by permission of Carcanet Press Limited.
Paul Mills, 'Alex Kidd in Miracle World' from Half Moon Bay, Carcanet Press, 1993. Reproduced by permission of Carcanet Press Limited.
Excerpts from 'No Legal Existence' by Anne Spillard from Stand 21 (3), 1980:63, reproduced by permission of Stand.
Extracts from The Complete Short Stories, by V.S.Pritchett published by Chatto & Windus. Used by permission of The Random House Group Limited.
Mark Haddon, excerpts from 'For adults: for children', The Observer, 11 April 2004. Reproduced by permission of Guardian Newspapers Ltd.
Excerpts from The Weir, Copyright © 1997, 1998 by Conor McPherson. Reprinted with permission of the publishers: http://www.nickhernbooks.co.uk/
Excerpts from the programme notes for Skellig, May-June 2004 at the Young Vic Theatre, London (http://www.youngvic.org/). Reproduced by kind permission of Trevor Nunn.
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