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Wendy Cope muses on the lines that keep coming back, the challenges of formal verse and how a poem can be seriously funny.
What thou lovest well remains, / the rest is dross / What thou lov'st well shall not be reft from thee / What thou lov'st well is thy true heritage -- Ezra Pound, Canto LXXXI
'this spiral / of making while unmaking while / the world goes round' -- Mary Jo Salter, 'Young Girl Peeling Apples'
His sure hand is apparent in every line: syntax and pulse in the service of experience. -- August Kleinzahler
Nature is Owen's alembic. She writes with delicacy and strength, passion and intellect. - David Gilbey, Australian Book Review
Edgar inhabits the enigmatic and the transient - the 'going... going...' of things which refuse nonetheless to be gone. - Peter Steele