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B. 1770 D. 1850
The eye, it cannot choose but see; / We cannot bid the ear be still; / Our bodies feel, where'er they be, / Against or with our will. Wordsworth, 'Expostulation and Reply'
B. 1952 D. 2017
In these times, we should be glad of this voice. - Kate Clanchy, The Guardian
B. 1893 D. 1978
This marvellous book has exceeded my expectations...it displays admirable craftsmanship, a subtle, musical ear and immense variety. John Mole on the Collected Poems of Sylvia Townsend Warner, South West Review
B. 1895 D. 1985
Logical argument is what destroys poetry because poetry is beyond logic. - Robert Graves
B. 1936 D. 2021
A writer is not interested in explaining reality; he's interested in capturing it. - Brendan Kennelly
I do mock literature and take it seriously at the same time, but anyone who is passionately attached to a football team will have similar mixed feelings - Ian Duhig
I hope to write poetry that uses the full keyboard, claiming its full range of method and subject. - Sean O'Brien
B. 1933 D. 2020
She is wise without portentousness, her technique faultless and her imagination fiery, political and fresh - Carol Rumens, The Independent.