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A haunting music full of subtlety of thought and religious echoes. -- Charles Bainbridge, The Guardian

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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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Not only rich music, an easy lyricism, but also grit, and earthy honesty, a willingness to be vulnerable and clean. - Gwendolyn Brooks

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Gress o the Forest - Valerie Gillies
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Sestina: April - George Elliott Clarke
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The Glen - Kathleen Jamie
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The Rebirth of Venus - Mary Jo Salter
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Absolute September - Mary Jo Salter
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Tall Nettles

Read by Helen Thomas

Tall Nettles - Edward Thomas - Read by Helen Thomas
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How the Sky Got a Hole in It - Moniza Alvi
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A Glove - Justin Quinn
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