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“If my heart is broken, I should be thankful that I was blessed to have loved but I cannot live that wisely. That’s why I cry ”
“To archive poems that may speak to current or younger generations of writers feels incredible. I’m thankful to join a list of iconic figures who inspire me to craft my work to the best it can be.”
“Olds writes “poetry more faithful to the felt truth of reality than any prose could be.” – Richard Wakefield.
Join acclaimed poet Jo Shapcott in her Welsh retreat as she talks about the pleasures of science and music that inform her work - and the importance of getting up early to write!
Valerie Gillies writes like the wind and jinks like a hare in the fields of language - The Scotsman
Richard Price retains an individual voice in which intense feelings of love, or dislocation, are packing into often short, complex lyrics -- Carol Ann Duffy
Never stop looking at the world. Or wondering at it. You will never run out of words.