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B. 1934 D. 2019
Work as if you live in the early days of a better world -- Alasdair Gray via Dennis Lee
To soothe you / I ran back down to take a photo: / it's a splendid one of the horse / but you're only a hurrahing speck
B. 1925 D. 2016
His poems are meant for everyone ... A genuinely popular poet, who deserves to be better known. - Peter Porter
'this spiral / of making while unmaking while / the world goes round' -- Mary Jo Salter, 'Young Girl Peeling Apples'
Ron Butlin is that rare breed - a poet who takes the novel form and shows it is ripe for reinvention. Playful, haunting and moving, this is writing of the highest quality. - Ian Rankin
'pizzazz, wit and - astonishing at his age - both technical assurance and a genuinely integrated humanity' -- Fiona Sampson