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“Olds writes “poetry more faithful to the felt truth of reality than any prose could be.” – Richard Wakefield.

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A poet confident in her mastery of the medium -- J.M. Coetzee

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Jane Weir

B. 1963

6 poems available

I was a long bodice partly sewn to a skirt, a hem picking / up everything

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'Completely original, both very funny and existentially bleak. No-one else is writing poems remotely like these'. Magma

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Strands of autobiography, a deeply sensuous ecology of place, historical narratives; the inner world of imagination and the often difficult realities of the postcolonial nation are interwoven in McWatt's bold but carefully worked out architecture. Peepal Tree

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We belong to the houses we live in. ('Hoopoe')

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In the face of loss - human, natural, temporal - McQueen finds salvation in language. Often her work is about artistic endeavour itself: the desire to freeze time, the realisation that this is impossible - Sarah Quigley

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Who wants to know / a story's end, or where a road will go? - Sheenagh Pugh, 'What If This Road'

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In Smither's poems, the simplest details can be trapdoors to eternity - to 'take in life' can be a promise or a threat. - Hugh Roberts

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'A poet of sassy urban heartache, deftness, humour and considerable ingenuity' - Michael Glover

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Poetry is a way of living...a human activity like baking bread or playing basketball. - Robert Hass

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Peter Porter

B. 1929 D. 2010

5 poems available

One of the finest poets of our time - Anthony Thwaite

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