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Morley conjures a marvellous sense of nature as intimacy, something precise yet loaded and of immense importance to us. George Szirtes
I write because my ink must flow like blood. The written must be spoken. Patience Agbabi
B. 1931 D. 2014
Gerard Benson's poetry transfigures the ordinary and leaves an aftertaste of mystery in the mind.Michael Glover, The Independent
B. 1871 D. 1940
And I could see that child's one eye which seemed to laugh, and say with glee: 'what caused my death you'll never know, perhaps my mother murdered me.' - W.H. Davies - 'The Inquest'
B. 1564 D. 1616
The poet's eye, in a fine frenzy rolling, doth glance from heaven to Earth, from Earth to heaven; and as imagination bodies forth the forms of things unknown, the poet's pen turns them to shape.? William Shakespeare
My goal is to combine the confessionalism of the Alvarez era with the modernist panache of the Forties poets I admire. Todd Swift