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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
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
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