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"Effortlessly switching from spoken-word poetry and folk lyrics accompanied by a gentle finger-picked guitar style, her pieces evoke the beauty and melancholy of the natural world and our place within it." - Ewan Carr, Norfolk Wildlife Trust
“Olds writes “poetry more faithful to the felt truth of reality than any prose could be.” – Richard Wakefield.
Valerie Gillies writes like the wind and jinks like a hare in the fields of language - The Scotsman
B. 1930 D. 2020
His technique dazzles, and through the handling of rhythm and image he makes the world his own, and ours - The Sunday Times
We are born to bring light / To honour the blessing of each moment / The gift of every life - Malika Ndlovu
I write because my ink must flow like blood. The written must be spoken. Patience Agbabi
B. 1759 D. 1796
Deep in heart-wrung tears I'll pledge thee, warring sighs and groans I'll wage thee. - Robert Burns 'Song: ae fond kiss and then we sever'
Bryce's phrasing is precise, her word-play sensuous, smart and snappy. The Guardian.