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B. 1631 D. 1700
From harmony, from heavenly harmony, this universal frame began. - John Dryden 'A Song For St Cecilia's Day'
B. 1689 D. 1762
'No entertainment is so cheap as reading, nor any pleasure so lasting.' Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
B. 1912 D. 1980
Air falls under the heavy yoke of bells - 'Sunday Morning', Denis Glover
A dynamic reader, Eggleton has a rapid-fire delivery that releases a torrent of images, some startling, ugly, or funny - Greg O'Brien
B. 1914 D. 1981
The poem is an object which we make and set down, like an antique torso in an abandoned city, good, self-sufficient, durable, waiting for the people to come back. - M K Joseph
B. 1898 D. 1982
The best English poet between Eliot and Empson. - The Times Literary Supplement
The combination of satiric spirit and exuberant style - half appalled, half-enchanted - is the outstanding characteristic of burns's poetry - Australian Book Review
Nothing can be useless to a poet: / that came last night in a dream. / Is it mine or am I quoting? / / Every wise man has his problems, / every idiot his theme (Vivian Smith)