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“Olds writes “poetry more faithful to the felt truth of reality than any prose could be.” – Richard Wakefield.
'here I am, on the edge of animation, / a dream, a dance, a fantastic construction'. Moniza Alvi
Ecstatic, quicksilver poems, ablaze with originality, curiosity and a passion for words. Ruth Padel
I write because my ink must flow like blood. The written must be spoken. Patience Agbabi
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
B. 1922 D. 2008
Gissa smile Sun, giss yr best / good mawnin' one, fresh 'n cool like - 'Sun O (2)', Hone Tuwhare
Not only rich music, an easy lyricism, but also grit, and earthy honesty, a willingness to be vulnerable and clean. - Gwendolyn Brooks
His poems are direct and arresting, playful, full of startling imagery, and are hilarious, passionate and erotic as often as they are political - often managing to be all these things at once - Maura Dooley