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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.
A haunting music full of subtlety of thought and religious echoes. -- Charles Bainbridge, The Guardian
Peacocke's language is shriven, precise and terribly open to the dead, to absence. -- David Morley
Wheatley's is a poetry of displacement, uncertainty and sheer possibility ... Stimulating, resourceful and often very funny - The Guardian
She has the comic's knack of placing a lot of weight on thin-shouldered words, words blurred by common currency which are suddenly brought into sharp focus and don't really want to be. Beyond the laughs there's great poignancy - Observer
Reid is a poet who lives on in the mind, becomes part of one's inner vocabulary. In every poetic generation that are not more than one or two like that. - The Poetry Review
B. 1722 D. 1746
With walking sick, with curtseys lame, and frighted by the scolding dame, poor Mira once again is seen within the bounds of Goslin-Green. - Mary Leapor 'The Visit'
I'm drawn to what you might think of as traditional lyric poetry; it's an enduring, effective, powerful means of expression.
She deserves unequivocal recognition as one of Wales's foremost English-language poets of the last half-century. - Matthew Jarvis