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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
Her scary, unsettling voice seems unexpected in poetry. It cuts her free of the crowd - The Times
I suppose as I'm explaining myself to others, I'm quintessentially explaining myself to myself. Gerald Stern
What happens with me is quite often I start with a memory, mix it with observations of people I know and then mix in a bit of 'What if...?' - Michael Rosen