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'Must this be a woman's cross? This dissonance between what 'seems' and what 'is?' - Jane McKie, 'Change, Continuous Change'
B. 1934 D. 2019
Work as if you live in the early days of a better world -- Alasdair Gray via Dennis Lee
Valerie Gillies writes like the wind and jinks like a hare in the fields of language - The Scotsman
There's something in me that insists it sings / Freely, for nothing, the lovely, lonely art / Called poetry, an art you understand. (from 'Venezuela' by Douglas Dunn)
A haunting music full of subtlety of thought and religious echoes. -- Charles Bainbridge, The Guardian
'Out of this zany dark and ice we will carry/longing and the sun in our eyes forever.' Christine De Luca, Light Show at the Botanics
Once this poem is finished, you may find me/both taking and giving breath, wherever I can.' Tom Pow,' 'The Bar at the Well of Love'
Richard Price retains an individual voice in which intense feelings of love, or dislocation, are packing into often short, complex lyrics -- Carol Ann Duffy