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'here I am, on the edge of animation, / a dream, a dance, a fantastic construction'. Moniza Alvi
B. 1743 D. 1825
Woman! too long degraded, scorned, opprest; / O born to rule in partial Law's despite, / Resume thy native empire o'er the breast! ? Anna Laetitia Barbauld, 'The Rights of Women'
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
B. 1809 D. 1892
Let the great world spin forever down the ringing grooves of change. - 'Locksley Hall', Alfred Tennyson
I've always been concerned to get into [my poetry] the details of daily living which portray - or betray - human strengths and weaknesses and oddities. - Alan Brownjohn