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B. 1924 D. 2017
Poems come from your more secret mind. A poem will want to ask deeper questions, higher questions, more puzzling questions, and often too, more satisfying questions than the everyday obvious questions... - James Berry
"One of our most promising young talents, Jay Bernard writes powerful and sensuous scenes from the metropolis: a teenager flies like a moth, a woman with scissors sings bees. Disturbing, joyous and always surprising.” – Pascale Petit.
B. 1818 D. 1848
Vain are the thousand creeds / That move men's hearts... Emily Bronte
B. 1897 D. 1970
Louise Bogan's art is compactness compacted. Emotion with her, as she has said of certain fiction, is 'itself form, the kernel which builds outward form from inward intensity.' Marianne Moore
B. 1917 D. 2000
I know that the Black emphasis must be not against white but FOR Black. . . Gwendolyn Brooks
B. 1911 D. 1979
All her poems have written underneath - 'I have seen it.' - Randall Jarrell
One of Australia's most gifted poets of both the natural and the human world.
She deserves unequivocal recognition as one of Wales's foremost English-language poets of the last half-century. - Matthew Jarvis