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Alastair Reid

B. 1926 D. 2014

4 poems available

I travelled, however, mainly to find places to come to rest in, places to write in, oases.

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7 poems available

Intimates' faces up to life at every turn. It celebrates, it laments, it answers back. David Constantine.

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6 poems available

Poems of an alert imagination and a strongly original mind, poems that run along the dangerous edge of things, risky and skilful as an acrobat. - UA Fanthorpe

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Among the finest of our poets. - Melvyn Bragg

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Louise Bogan

B. 1897 D. 1970

3 poems available

Louise Bogan's art is compactness compacted. Emotion with her, as she has said of certain fiction, is 'itself form, the kernel which builds outward form from inward intensity.' Marianne Moore

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Elizabeth Bishop

B. 1911 D. 1979

4 poems available

All her poems have written underneath - 'I have seen it.' - Randall Jarrell

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5 poems available

I suppose what I really like is to set up a system which looks wonderfully secure when you first encounter it on the page, but within the framework there are crazy things which tip the reader off-balance. - Bill Manhire

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Finely wrought verse that is tough, but also lyrical. A distinctive new voice - Neil Rollinson

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Kit Wright

B. 1944

6 poems available

I think so highly of poetry that I've dedicated my life to it. It's the most important thing to me. - Kit Wright

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In my poetry I give primacy to the breath. For me it is the way the poem breathes that gives it form. - Penelope Shuttle

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Patricia Beer

B. 1924 D. 1999

2 poems available

Every writer nearly always has a lost woman. - Patricia Beer

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A writer is not interested in explaining reality; he's interested in capturing it. - Brendan Kennelly

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