Poems of the Decade

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Eat Me - Patience Agbabi (3)
Themes: femininity, power, dominance, oppression, destruction
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Chainsaw Versus the Pampas Grass - Simon Armitage (6)
Themes: destruction, nature vs man, masculinity, femininity, rebirth
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Material - Ros Barber (10)
Themes: generational differences, parental relationships, modern vs past, moving on, childhood, growing up
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History - John Burnside (25)
Themes: impending doom, living in the moment, childhood, oblivion, growing up
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An Easy Passage - Julia Copus (27)
Themes: growing up, moving on, generational differences, societal gaze, independence
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The Deliverer - Tishani Doshi (43)
Themes: societal gaze, judgement on women, patriarchal society, parental relationships, power, dominance, feminity
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The Lammas Hireling - Ian Duhig (51)
Themes: man vs nature, supernatural, power, destruction
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To My Nine-Year-Old Self - Helen Dunmore (52)
Themes: growing up, generational differences, regret, maturity
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A Minor Role - U.A. Fanthorpe (57)
Themes: appearance vs reality, societal judgement, illness
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The Gun - Vicki Feaver (62)
Themes: destruction, violence, traditional gender roles, masculinity, femininity, nature vs man
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The Furthest Distances I Have Travelled - Leontia Flynn (64)
Themes: journey, discovery, self-discovery
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Giuseppe - Roderick Ford (66)
Themes: man vs nature, destruction, society, hypocrisy, regret, supernatural, power, masculinity, femininity
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Out of the Bag - Seamus Heaney (81)
Themes: childhood, maturity, denial, motherhood, power, parental relationships
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Effects - Alan Jenkins (92)
Themes: deterioration, death, illness, generational differences, motherhood, parental relationships, attitudes to change
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Genetics - Sinead Morrissey (125)
Themes: parental relationships, separation, generational differences, motherhood, fatherhood
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From the Journal of a Disappointed Man - Andrew Motion (127)
Themes: masculinity, oppression, gender roles, societal judgement
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Look We Have Coming to Dover! - Daljit Nagra (129)
Themes: alienated in society, adjustment, journey, moving on,
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Please Hold - Ciaran O'Driscoll (132)
Themes: modern vs past, generational differences, attitudes to change,
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On her Blindness - Adam Thorpe (170)
Themes: death, illness, societal judgement, parental relationships, motherhood,
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Ode on a Grayson Perry Urn - Tim Turnbull (172)
Themes: modern vs past, generational differences, society,
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Themes: destruction, nature vs man, masculinity, femininity, rebirth

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Chainsaw Versus the Pampas Grass - Simon Armitage (6)

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Themes: generational differences, parental relationships, modern vs past, moving on, childhood, growing up

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Themes: impending doom, living in the moment, childhood, oblivion, growing up

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Themes: growing up, moving on, generational differences, societal gaze, independence

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