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B. 1912 D. 1980
Air falls under the heavy yoke of bells - 'Sunday Morning', Denis Glover
Who wants to know / a story's end, or where a road will go? - Sheenagh Pugh, 'What If This Road'
B. 1911 D. 1979
All her poems have written underneath - 'I have seen it.' - Randall Jarrell
B. 1918 D. 1986
Have I not been trying to use the obstacle/Of language well? - 'Malcolm Mooney's Land', W. S. Graham
B. 1888 D. 1965
...the communication of the dead/is tongued with fire beyond the language of the living. - from Part 1 of 'Little Gidding', T. S. Eliot
A keeper of the artistic estate, a custodian of griefs and wonders - Seamus Heaney
...if poetry is a method of approaching truths, and each of us with a human soul and 'a tongue in oor heids' can make an approach toward a truth, poetry is inherently democratic. - Kathleen Jamie
everyday life is turned into something instantly more compelling and mysterious... there's an undeniable beauty at the dark heart of these strange poems - Neil Rollinson.