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B. 1930 D. 2017
“What's poetry, if it's worth its salt, / but a phrase men can pass from hand to mouth?”
"The experiment of poetry, as far as I am concerned, happens when the poem carries you beyond where you could reasonably have expected to go." - Seamus Heaney
"Tempest has forged their own voice, unlike anything else in the mainstream poetry world." - The Independent
B. 1809 D. 1849
All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream. - A Dream Within a Dream by Edgar Allan Poe
Never stop looking at the world. Or wondering at it. You will never run out of words.
We are born to bring light / To honour the blessing of each moment / The gift of every life - Malika Ndlovu
'Every time I think a new thought I can smell an old one burning.' Emily Berry
a talent for avoiding the predictable and deconstructing the recognisable - Stride
A seamless welding of raw experience and self-observation, of music and thought - Ken Bariss
Yaa de Villiers' silence-smashing poems (in this manner reminiscent of Carol Ann Duffy's The World's Wife) are sensitive, unafraid to be erotic, sometimes tragic, and always irreverent - Tolu Ogunlesi, Wasafiri magazine