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I take what the world throws at me, and spin, twist, skim, fly, flip, throw it back - Selima Hill
B. 1909 D. 1973
A poem comes to be written ... when a certain phrase occurs to the poet and seems to touch off a whole train of ideas and associations and as it were fuse them together. - Charles Brasch
B. 1898 D. 1982
The best English poet between Eliot and Empson. - The Times Literary Supplement
Intimates' faces up to life at every turn. It celebrates, it laments, it answers back. David Constantine.
The verse flexes muscle after muscle...The writing...can hover and dance. It has genuine grace. - George Szirtes
B. 1914 D. 1997
It was a world that I wanted to record because it was such a miracle visitation to me. - Laurie Lee
B. 1926 D. 1997
I'm a stenographer of my mind. I write down what passes through it, not what goes on around me. I'm a poet. - Allen Ginsberg