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Wheatley's is a poetry of displacement, uncertainty and sheer possibility ... Stimulating, resourceful and often very funny - The Guardian
She has the comic's knack of placing a lot of weight on thin-shouldered words, words blurred by common currency which are suddenly brought into sharp focus and don't really want to be. Beyond the laughs there's great poignancy - Observer
Lucid observations, smart conceits and insight into the contemporary world as a fragmented, self-constructed thing. - The Independent
the irresistible clarity of images [are] so right they deliver an almost physical connection, joining poem and reader as her swifts do, 'fluid, / workmanlike, fixing rips in the sky'. ? Sarah Crown, Guardian
His keen observation invokes an expanded cognition and a braver engagement with one's personhood. -- Liesl Jobson
B. 1932 D. 2021
Poems full of light and colour, sensuality and serenity. -- Joan Bakewell
B. 1821 D. 1873
Nor can I drop my lids, nor shade my brows, but there he stands beside the lifted sash. - Frederick Tuckerman 'An Upper Chamber In A Darkened House'