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B. 1930 D. 2017
“What's poetry, if it's worth its salt, / but a phrase men can pass from hand to mouth?”
Rich and fierce, Sarah Howe's poems are alive to the complex stories and voices that cohere around objects, family and place. . . surprising and moving. . . - EDMUND DE WAAL
B. 1886 D. 1962
A tune that one has once heard and liked [that] seems to haunt the mind and will not be dismissed until entirely mastered.
Ron Butlin is that rare breed - a poet who takes the novel form and shows it is ripe for reinvention. Playful, haunting and moving, this is writing of the highest quality. - Ian Rankin
Richard Price retains an individual voice in which intense feelings of love, or dislocation, are packing into often short, complex lyrics -- Carol Ann Duffy