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Who wants to know / a story's end, or where a road will go? - Sheenagh Pugh, 'What If This Road'

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In Smither's poems, the simplest details can be trapdoors to eternity - to 'take in life' can be a promise or a threat. - Hugh Roberts

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'A poet of sassy urban heartache, deftness, humour and considerable ingenuity' - Michael Glover

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This is work you can't ignore - raw, reckless and more bloody-minded than an older, so-called wiser poet would dare to be - Selima Hill

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Fay Zwicky

B. 1933 D. 2017

4 poems available

Be precise, said wise Wei T'ai, / about the thing / but reticent / about the feeling. - from 'Poems and Things'

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An exciting new voice ... his poems are carefully crafted and have a catholic appeal ... there is something painterly in how Brandon guides you through his work, like a diagonal guiding the eye. - Poetry London

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This is a poet of both truth and beauty - Rory Waterman, Times Literary Supplement

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Poetry is a way of living...a human activity like baking bread or playing basketball. - Robert Hass

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Peter Porter

B. 1929 D. 2010

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One of the finest poets of our time - Anthony Thwaite

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Our response to the world is essentially one of wonder, of confronting the mysterious with a sense, not of being small, or insignificant, but of being part of a rich and complex narrative. From 'Strong Words', John Burnside

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My poems are the product of a relationship between a side of my mind which is conscious, alert, educated and manipulative, and a side which is as murky as a primaeval swamp. - Andrew Motion

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Ian Duhig

B. 1954

5 poems available

I do mock literature and take it seriously at the same time, but anyone who is passionately attached to a football team will have similar mixed feelings - Ian Duhig

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