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Jean Sprackland talks about her inspiration and process for writing poetry.
Choman Hardi answers questions on her Kurdish background and the influence this has on her poetry and painting.
Rich and fierce, Sarah Howe's poems are alive to the complex stories and voices that cohere around objects, family and place. . . surprising and moving. . . - EDMUND DE WAAL
B. 1753 D. 1784
Remember, Christians, Negros, black as Cain/ May be refin'd, and join th' angelic train.- Phillis Wheatley
These hands have Moulded monuments, created crafts, healed hearts. Khosi Xaba, from 'These Hands'
Morley conjures a marvellous sense of nature as intimacy, something precise yet loaded and of immense importance to us. George Szirtes
'this spiral / of making while unmaking while / the world goes round' -- Mary Jo Salter, 'Young Girl Peeling Apples'
What thou lovest well remains, / the rest is dross / What thou lov'st well shall not be reft from thee / What thou lov'st well is thy true heritage -- Ezra Pound, Canto LXXXI
Sparkling poems full of sensuous richness and linguistic inventiveness - Edwin Morgan
A haunting music full of subtlety of thought and religious echoes. -- Charles Bainbridge, The Guardian