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Particles of observation, incomplete phrases and strange juxtapositions seem welded by some hidden charge into a power of feeling. - John Powell Ward
Keenly felt; passionately, precisely and lyrically conveyed - Simon Armitage
One of Australia's most gifted poets of both the natural and the human world.
A reckless tumble of words mixing the high and the low, like a rummage sale after the death of someone who adored both Shakespeare and smut. Norman Mailer
B. 1934 D. 2014
Pain is filtered in a poem so that it becomes finally, in the end, pleasure. Mark Strand
My father could only sign/His name, but he'd look at blueprints/& say how many bricks/ Formed each wall - My Father's Letters, Yusef Komunyakaa
B. 1932 D. 1963
The blood jet is poetry,/ There is no stopping it. - 'Kindness', Sylvia Plath (written 1st February 1963)
Robert Minhinnick is the leading Welsh poet of his generation. - The Sunday Times
B. 1925 D. 2011
O Many Named Beloved / Listen to my praise - 'O Many Named Beloved', Samuel Menashe