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Richard Price retains an individual voice in which intense feelings of love, or dislocation, are packing into often short, complex lyrics -- Carol Ann Duffy

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Never stop looking at the world. Or wondering at it. You will never run out of words.

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Dick Davis

B. 1945

6 poems available

The balance of passion and poise is a constant tension in Davis's work - PN Review

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'True poetry, sensationally assembled.' Peter Porter

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Here is a poet with a commanding style; her voice is entirely her own, both rich and laconic - Penelope Shuttle

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I believe that in all diverse forms of artistic expression across all countries, there are some sensitivities in common. Esther Phillips

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Gavin Ewart

B. 1916 D. 1995

8 poems available

The most remarkable phenomenon of the English poetic scene ... has been the advent, or perhaps I should say the irruption, of Gavin Ewart - Philip Larkin.

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Edward Thomas

B. 1878 D. 1917

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The simple lack / Of her is more to me / Than others' presence. Edward Thomas, 'The Unknown'

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In the face of loss - human, natural, temporal - McQueen finds salvation in language. Often her work is about artistic endeavour itself: the desire to freeze time, the realisation that this is impossible - Sarah Quigley

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William Wordsworth

B. 1770 D. 1850

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The eye, it cannot choose but see; / We cannot bid the ear be still; / Our bodies feel, where'er they be, / Against or with our will. Wordsworth, 'Expostulation and Reply'

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All this was water / in the beginning. Between / us are our legends - 'Chrysanthemum', Diana Bridge

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An engraver in short, sharp slashes that go deep. Andrew Salkey

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