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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
Morley conjures a marvellous sense of nature as intimacy, something precise yet loaded and of immense importance to us. George Szirtes
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. 1762 D. 1851
Go to thy little senseless play; thou dost not heed my lay. - Joanna Baillie 'A Mother To Her Waking Infant'
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'