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Valerie Gillies writes like the wind and jinks like a hare in the fields of language - The Scotsman
A haunting music full of subtlety of thought and religious echoes. -- Charles Bainbridge, The Guardian
Lucid observations, smart conceits and insight into the contemporary world as a fragmented, self-constructed thing. - The Independent
B. 1850 D. 1894
All that was good, all that was fair, all that was me is gone. - Robert Louis Stevenson 'Sing Me A Song of A Lad That Is Gone'
B. 1762 D. 1851
Go to thy little senseless play; thou dost not heed my lay. - Joanna Baillie 'A Mother To Her Waking Infant'
B. 1759 D. 1796
Deep in heart-wrung tears I'll pledge thee, warring sighs and groans I'll wage thee. - Robert Burns 'Song: ae fond kiss and then we sever'
Birthcries repeatedly / new, self pull out self, self / issuing that self home - Vahni Capildeo, 'On Not Writing as a West Indian Woman'
Who wants to know / a story's end, or where a road will go? - Sheenagh Pugh, 'What If This Road'