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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. 1878 D. 1917
The simple lack / Of her is more to me / Than others' presence. Edward Thomas, 'The Unknown'
B. 1906 D. 1984
Now if the harvest is over / And the world cold / Give me the bonus of laughter / As I lose hold. - 'A Nip in the Air', John Betjeman
B. 1908 D. 2003
Young or old / What was I but the story told / By an unageing one? (Kathleen Raine, from 'Ah, many, many are the dead...')
B. 1932 D. 2008
A voice as welcome as Lear's fool... Humour that can stick deep and stay funny. - Ted Hughes