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Tempest has forged her own voice, unlike anything else in the mainstream poetry world. The Independent
These hands have Moulded monuments, created crafts, healed hearts. Khosi Xaba, from 'These Hands'
'here I am, on the edge of animation, / a dream, a dance, a fantastic construction'. Moniza Alvi
We are born to bring light / To honour the blessing of each moment / The gift of every life - Malika Ndlovu
B. 1859 D. 1936
The sum of things to be known is inexhaustible, and however long we read, we shall never come to the end of our story-book.
B. 1743 D. 1825
Woman! too long degraded, scorned, opprest; / O born to rule in partial Law's despite, / Resume thy native empire o'er the breast! Anna Laetitia Barbauld, 'The Rights of Women'
Through the sparseness and compression, Laird generates a haunting trove of subtle and enriching tonal orchestrations - Alan Gillis
B. 1608 D. 1674
Of Man's first disobedience, and the fruit / Of that forbidden tree whose mortal taste / Brought death into the world, and all our woe. 'Paradise Lost'