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The kind of poetry that imbues the everyday, the tarnished and burnished, with the possibilities of the transcendent - The Times
The lower-case lightness of Tom Raworth and the northern comic realism of Simon Armitage - The Guardian
Bird's is a poetry of ideas, but unexpected, often extraordinary ones - Times Literary Supplement
B. 1888 D. 1965
...the communication of the dead/is tongued with fire beyond the language of the living. - from Part 1 of 'Little Gidding', T. S. Eliot
wen yuh see she walk//holdin freedom water//balance pon she head - 'caribbean woman', Jean 'Binta' Breeze