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B. 1592 D. 1669
Sleep on my love in thy cold bed, never to be disquieted. - Henry King 'An exequy to his matchless never to be forgotten friend'
'Certainly among the most gifted, vivid, and deft poets now writing in English, and far better than many who are more famous' Anthony Hecht
No matter how compelling her themes, with their demands of compassion and political conscience, Satyamurti never loses hold of her main topic: the capacity of language. Bernard O'Donoghue, Poetry London
Who wants to know / a story's end, or where a road will go? - Sheenagh Pugh, 'What If This Road'
All this was water / in the beginning. Between / us are our legends - 'Chrysanthemum', Diana Bridge
If death still comes / we'll strike a pose / and hold our breath / until he goes - Kevin Ireland
Dorothea Smartt reveals a poetic intelligence and maturity of form and content which definitely locates her among the best of her generation of poets. - Carol Boyce Davies
Not only rich music, an easy lyricism, but also grit, and earthy honesty, a willingness to be vulnerable and clean. - Gwendolyn Brooks
B. 1952 D. 2018
The act of writing is a process of curiosity and discovery, with the unconscious mind leading, and everything focussing on finding the right concrete details. Matthew Sweeney