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Tempest has forged her own voice, unlike anything else in the mainstream poetry world. The Independent
Syntactically complex, discursive, lyrically rich, yet threaded through with a demotic swagger - Gerard Woodward
B. 1916 D. 1995
The most remarkable phenomenon of the English poetic scene ... has been the advent, or perhaps I should say the irruption, of Gavin Ewart - Philip Larkin.
B. 1878 D. 1917
The simple lack / Of her is more to me / Than others' presence. Edward Thomas, 'The Unknown'
Dorothea Smartt reveals a poetic intelligence and maturity of form and content which definitely locates her among the best of her generation of poets. - Carol Boyce Davies