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Witness of, not survivor of - Jade Cuttle
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Compass Point Lullabies for Emily - Magnus Dixon
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It’s Chinatown - Flora de Falbe
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His poetry is what all poetry should be, the surprising and beautiful organisation of things that life has disorganised. John Fuller

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5 poems available

'One of our finest poets of thwarted or impossible love' - Adam Thorpe, the Guardian

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Maurice Riordan's patient, contemplative poems of love and memory follow the example of Robert Frost in slowly releasing their reach and complexity while maintaining hailing distance of the proverbial - Sean O'Brien

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John Fairfax

B. 1930 D. 2009

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John Fairfax's poems return us to the important sources: spells they braid linger and haunt like sweetness of a wood after rain. - Adam Thorpe

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Mick Imlah

B. 1956 D. 2009

1 poem available

A poet of striking originality and cunning, a genuinely distinctive voice in the murmur and babble of the contemporary - Neil Corcoran

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I go to the rockpool at the slack of tide/ to mind me what my poetry's for. - Jen Hadfield from 'Daed-traa'.

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I suppose what I really like is to set up a system which looks wonderfully secure when you first encounter it on the page, but within the framework there are crazy things which tip the reader off-balance. - Bill Manhire

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Robert Minhinnick is the leading Welsh poet of his generation. - The Sunday Times

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Harsent has an unusual claim to notice: you begin every poem with the certain prospect of pleasure and surprise. - Martin Amis, Observer

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