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Dorothea Smartt reveals a poetic intelligence and maturity of form and content which definitely locates her among the best of her generation of poets. - Carol Boyce Davies
Are words no more than waving, wavering flags? - 'The right word', Imtiaz Dharker
Form is a straitjacket in the way that a straitjacket was a straitjacket for Houdini. Paul Muldoon.
His poems are made from his life with his life; his poems are earned. He dares to be simple. And he is surely among the finest young poets alive. - The American Poetry Review
B. 1922 D. 1985
I'd like to think...that people in pubs would talk about my poems. - Larkin to his publisher
A keeper of the artistic estate, a custodian of griefs and wonders - Seamus Heaney
B. 1939 D. 2013
And here is love / like a tinsmith's scoop / sunk past its gleam / in the meal-bin - 'Mossbawn Sunlight', Seamus Heaney
wen yuh see she walk//holdin freedom water//balance pon she head - 'caribbean woman', Jean 'Binta' Breeze