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B. 1878 D. 1917
The simple lack / Of her is more to me / Than others' presence. Edward Thomas, 'The Unknown'
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
The poet's reading, like his words, is energetic and as alive as quicksilver - The Observer
B. 1908 D. 1963
In a dark time the eye begins to see - 'In a Dark Time', Theodore Roethke
Finely wrought verse that is tough, but also lyrical. A distinctive new voice - Neil Rollinson