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"Tempest has forged their own voice, unlike anything else in the mainstream poetry world." - The Independent
'Must this be a woman's cross? This dissonance between what 'seems' and what 'is?' - Jane McKie, 'Change, Continuous Change'
These hands have Moulded monuments, created crafts, healed hearts. Khosi Xaba, from 'These Hands'
'Every time I think a new thought I can smell an old one burning.' Emily Berry
A seamless welding of raw experience and self-observation, of music and thought - Ken Bariss
Beautiful Girls is not a book for the faint-hearted: it will survive as testament to poetry's force in overcoming - Chris McCabe
We are born to bring light / To honour the blessing of each moment / The gift of every life - Malika Ndlovu
B. 1885 D. 1930
Not every man has gentians in his house in Soft September, at slow, Sad Michaelmas. - D.H. Lawrence 'Bavarian Gentians'