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"Tempest has forged their own voice, unlike anything else in the mainstream poetry world." - The Independent
Poetry is our human love of metaphor. We see one thing and think something else - 'Travels in Peru', Geoffrey Lehmann
B. 1640 D. 1689
A thousand martyrs I have made, all sacrificed to my desire. - Aphra Behn 'A Thousand Martyrs'
B. 1612 D. 1672
All things within this fading world hath end. ('Before the Birth of One of Her Children')
...in a good poem the poet disappears. That's what the struggle with language is all about. The point is that in the finished poem you don't lay yourself bare. You create a strongbox of words. - Vicki Feaver