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"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.
“Olds writes “poetry more faithful to the felt truth of reality than any prose could be.” – Richard Wakefield.
Once this poem is finished, you may find me/both taking and giving breath, wherever I can.' Tom Pow,' 'The Bar at the Well of Love'
Here is a poet with a commanding style; her voice is entirely her own, both rich and laconic - Penelope Shuttle
Poetry is our human love of metaphor. We see one thing and think something else - 'Travels in Peru', Geoffrey Lehmann
Dense yet taut poems, grounded in an everyday enriched by an intelligent, idiosyncratic awareness -- Carrie Etter
The composition stage of the poem is not finished until I am satisfied with how the poem works in the mouth and in the ear as well as in relation to its imagery and its meaning.