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Not poems of investigation, but poems of indignation ... Marsh finds self-fulfillment in the act of speaking for the Pacific culture and its inhabitants - Poetry Salzburg Review
How perilous is it to choose / not to love the life we're shown? -- 'The Badgers,' Seamus Heaney
B. 1878 D. 1917
The simple lack / Of her is more to me / Than others' presence. Edward Thomas, 'The Unknown'
B. 1608 D. 1674
Of Man's first disobedience, and the fruit / Of that forbidden tree whose mortal taste / Brought death into the world, and all our woe. 'Paradise Lost'
Who wants to know / a story's end, or where a road will go? - Sheenagh Pugh, 'What If This Road'
Alice Oswald throws the windows of the imagination open; she places a fingertip on the pulse of tradition, and proves it is still very much alive - The Times
Are words no more than waving, wavering flags? - 'The right word', Imtiaz Dharker
B. 1926 D. 2014
I travelled, however, mainly to find places to come to rest in, places to write in, oases.
Bird's is a poetry of ideas, but unexpected, often extraordinary ones - Times Literary Supplement