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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?”
"Tempest has forged their own voice, unlike anything else in the mainstream poetry world." - The Independent
A haunting music full of subtlety of thought and religious echoes. -- Charles Bainbridge, The Guardian
'Out of this zany dark and ice we will carry/longing and the sun in our eyes forever.' Christine De Luca, Light Show at the Botanics
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 is a poet with a commanding style; her voice is entirely her own, both rich and laconic - Penelope Shuttle
B. 1890 D. 1937
There are strange Hells within the minds War made. - Ivor Gurney, 'Strange Hells'
I write because my ink must flow like blood. The written must be spoken. Patience Agbabi
B. 1762 D. 1851
Go to thy little senseless play; thou dost not heed my lay. - Joanna Baillie 'A Mother To Her Waking Infant'