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Jean Sprackland talks about her inspiration and process for writing poetry.
'Must this be a woman's cross? This dissonance between what 'seems' and what 'is?' - Jane McKie, 'Change, Continuous Change'
His sure hand is apparent in every line: syntax and pulse in the service of experience. -- August Kleinzahler
B. 1932 D. 2021
Poems full of light and colour, sensuality and serenity. -- Joan Bakewell
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.