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The Colour of James Brown’s Scream - Kayo Chingonyi
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
What thou lovest well remains, / the rest is dross / What thou lov'st well shall not be reft from thee / What thou lov'st well is thy true heritage -- Ezra Pound, Canto LXXXI
A haunting music full of subtlety of thought and religious echoes. -- Charles Bainbridge, The Guardian
Christine De Luca
'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
Catherine Byron's poems write themselves where they ought: on the inside of your skin. Hilary Mantel
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'