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Jean Sprackland talks about her inspiration and process for writing poetry.
Strands of autobiography, a deeply sensuous ecology of place, historical narratives; the inner world of imagination and the often difficult realities of the postcolonial nation are interwoven in McWatt's bold but carefully worked out architecture. Peepal Tree
I'm drawn to what you might think of as traditional lyric poetry; it's an enduring, effective, powerful means of expression.
All this was water / in the beginning. Between / us are our legends - 'Chrysanthemum', Diana Bridge
Not only rich music, an easy lyricism, but also grit, and earthy honesty, a willingness to be vulnerable and clean. - Gwendolyn Brooks
From the skein of the water, / from the yaffle's unshared joke, / or the robin of the bush, / tilted in attendance / on the air: from each / contingency that gives / love its bearings. - from 'Not at the eleventh hour'