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Ecstatic, quicksilver poems, ablaze with originality, curiosity and a passion for words. Ruth Padel
I write because my ink must flow like blood. The written must be spoken. Patience Agbabi
B. 1759 D. 1796
Deep in heart-wrung tears I'll pledge thee, warring sighs and groans I'll wage thee. - Robert Burns 'Song: ae fond kiss and then we sever'
I believe that in all diverse forms of artistic expression across all countries, there are some sensitivities in common. Esther Phillips
B. 1922 D. 2008
Gissa smile Sun, giss yr best / good mawnin' one, fresh 'n cool like - 'Sun O (2)', Hone Tuwhare
B. 1793 D. 1864
If life had a second edition, how I would correct the proofs?. John Clare
B. 1844 D. 1889
A great work by an Englishman is like a great battle won by England. It is an unfading bay tree. Gerard Manley Hopkins
Dorothea Smartt reveals a poetic intelligence and maturity of form and content which definitely locates her among the best of her generation of poets. - Carol Boyce Davies
...the popular music of Jamaica, the music of the people, is an essentially experiential music... the music reflects the historical experience. - Linton Kwesi Johnson