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Reid is a poet who lives on in the mind, becomes part of one's inner vocabulary. In every poetic generation that are not more than one or two like that. - The Poetry Review
I'm drawn to what you might think of as traditional lyric poetry; it's an enduring, effective, powerful means of expression.
Who wants to know / a story's end, or where a road will go? - Sheenagh Pugh, 'What If This Road'
How easy it is to do something / different, how hard to do / it better, is the message I get / as I hear the tyres purr - 'Training on the Peninsula', Brian Turner
The Laskey effect...is of suddenly sensing that more meaning is inherent in 'ordinary' moments than we were expecting. - Mark Halliday
Are words no more than waving, wavering flags? - 'The right word', Imtiaz Dharker
Some of the most turbulent moments in life through a sharp, clear lens. Maura Dooley
I go to the rockpool at the slack of tide/ to mind me what my poetry's for. - Jen Hadfield from 'Daed-traa'.
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Pain is filtered in a poem so that it becomes finally, in the end, pleasure. Mark Strand