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B. 1886 D. 1962
A tune that one has once heard and liked [that] seems to haunt the mind and will not be dismissed until entirely mastered.
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
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
'here I am, on the edge of animation, / a dream, a dance, a fantastic construction'. Moniza Alvi
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
I write because my ink must flow like blood. The written must be spoken. Patience Agbabi
B. 1850 D. 1894
All that was good, all that was fair, all that was me is gone. - Robert Louis Stevenson 'Sing Me A Song of A Lad That Is Gone'