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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.
"Tempest has forged their own voice, unlike anything else in the mainstream poetry world." - The Independent
Join acclaimed poet Jo Shapcott in her Welsh retreat as she talks about the pleasures of science and music that inform her work - and the importance of getting up early to write!
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. 1934 D. 2019
Work as if you live in the early days of a better world -- Alasdair Gray via Dennis Lee
Valerie Gillies writes like the wind and jinks like a hare in the fields of language - The Scotsman
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'
Bergin's perceptions are sharp, her senses of history, community, and relationships deep and acute, and her technical control over language and form is assured and graceful - Tower Poetry
'here I am, on the edge of animation, / a dream, a dance, a fantastic construction'. Moniza Alvi