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"One of our most promising young talents, Jay Bernard writes powerful and sensuous scenes from the metropolis: a teenager flies like a moth, a woman with scissors sings bees. Disturbing, joyous and always surprising.” – Pascale Petit.
Valerie Gillies writes like the wind and jinks like a hare in the fields of language - The Scotsman
B. 1859 D. 1936
The sum of things to be known is inexhaustible, and however long we read, we shall never come to the end of our story-book.
Alison Brackenbury loves, lives, hymns and rhymes the natural world and its people like no other poet. Gillian Clark
B. 1893 D. 1918
My subject is War and the pity of War. The Poetry is in the pity. Wilfred Owen
B. 1772 D. 1874
A poet ought not to pick nature's pocket: let him borrow, and so borrow as to repay by the very act of borrowing. Samuel Taylor Coleridge
B. 1770 D. 1850
The eye, it cannot choose but see; / We cannot bid the ear be still; / Our bodies feel, where'er they be, / Against or with our will. Wordsworth, 'Expostulation and Reply'
B. 1952 D. 2017
In these times, we should be glad of this voice. - Kate Clanchy, The Guardian
B. 1893 D. 1978
This marvellous book has exceeded my expectations...it displays admirable craftsmanship, a subtle, musical ear and immense variety. John Mole on the Collected Poems of Sylvia Townsend Warner, South West Review