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"Tempest has forged their own voice, unlike anything else in the mainstream poetry world." - The Independent
'pizzazz, wit and - astonishing at his age - both technical assurance and a genuinely integrated humanity' -- Fiona Sampson
Sue Hubbard pays close and exact attention to the elemental world and the vulnerability of the human within it - Pascale Petit
Catherine Byron's poems write themselves where they ought: on the inside of your skin. Hilary Mantel
She has the comic's knack of placing a lot of weight on thin-shouldered words, words blurred by common currency which are suddenly brought into sharp focus and don't really want to be. Beyond the laughs there's great poignancy - Observer
B. 1825 D. 1864
While he is at rest, I am cursed still to live:- even Death loved him the best. - Adelaide Anne Procter 'Envy'
B. 1858 D. 1924
O God, you made me like to know, you kept the things straight in my head, please God, if you can make it so, let me know something when I'm dead. - E. Nesbit 'The Things That Matter'