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“Olds writes “poetry more faithful to the felt truth of reality than any prose could be.” – Richard Wakefield.
These hands have Moulded monuments, created crafts, healed hearts. Khosi Xaba, from 'These Hands'
Not poems of investigation, but poems of indignation ... Marsh finds self-fulfillment in the act of speaking for the Pacific culture and its inhabitants - Poetry Salzburg Review
'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