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Poetry is our human love of metaphor. We see one thing and think something else - 'Travels in Peru', Geoffrey Lehmann
I'd feel the need for / tighter turns, / a tiredness with the / larger flourish - from 'I think I could turn awhile'
It's an existential act, it's vocational, a necessity, a way of working things out.
I trust my imagination and love of language to get me there. Anthony Lawrence
All the choir of stars and panoply of heaven / Gaze down on our pygmy web. - from The Universe Looks Down, Chris Wallace-Crabbe
Nature is Owen's alembic. She writes with delicacy and strength, passion and intellect. - David Gilbey, Australian Book Review
B. 1933 D. 2017
Be precise, said wise Wei T'ai, / about the thing / but reticent / about the feeling. - from 'Poems and Things'
Always use a well sharpened pencil / followed by a good eraser. / Watch the white emerge. - Caroline Caddy, 'Editing the Moon'
Mark Tredinnick's poetry is remarkable for the way in which it bears astute witness to the beauty and vulnerability of both landscape and our place within it. - Judith Beveridge
Hampton is an open-minded writer, with the uncertainties and hesitations of the true seeker. - Stephen Lawrence