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All books are merely delayed dust. - George Elliott Clarke

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Wheatley's is a poetry of displacement, uncertainty and sheer possibility ... Stimulating, resourceful and often very funny - The Guardian

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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

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C. H. Sisson

B. 1914 D. 2003

4 poems available

The last English modernist ? Guardian

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A poet of rare lyric intensity - Oxford Companion to English Literature

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Lucid observations, smart conceits and insight into the contemporary world as a fragmented, self-constructed thing. - The Independent

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Haunting, hilarious, exquisitely inventive - Mark Ford

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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

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His keen observation invokes an expanded cognition and a braver engagement with one's personhood. -- Liesl Jobson

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Harry Guest

B. 1932 D. 2021

6 poems available

Poems full of light and colour, sensuality and serenity. -- Joan Bakewell

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Frederick Tuckerman

B. 1821 D. 1873

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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'

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Reid is a poet who lives on in the mind, becomes part of one's inner vocabulary. In every poetic generation that are not more than one or two like that. - The Poetry Review

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