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Tempest has forged her own voice, unlike anything else in the mainstream poetry world. The Independent
B. 1772 D. 1874
A poet ought not to pick nature's pocket: let him borrow, and so borrow as to repay by the very act of borrowing. Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Dorothea Smartt reveals a poetic intelligence and maturity of form and content which definitely locates her among the best of her generation of poets. - Carol Boyce Davies
For it to exist in the real world, my work has to be bigger than myself.
Some of the most turbulent moments in life through a sharp, clear lens. Maura Dooley
Good poetry is like effective prayer, it feeds the human spirit, it nourishes, it puts us in touch with forces far greater than ourselves. Lorna Goodison