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Alistair Te Ariki Campbell
B. 1925 D. 2009
And again I see the long pouring headland, / And smoking coast with the sea high on the rocks, / The gulls flung from the sea, the dark hooded hills / Swarming with mist, and mist low on the sea - Alistair Te Ariki Campbell, 'The Return'
As activities, writing poetry and climbing have few connections, apart from a heightened sense of being and awareness, of being fully engaged. Andrew Greig
Are words no more than waving, wavering flags? - 'The right word', Imtiaz Dharker
Fuller is a wonderfully skilled craftsman and the grace and elegance of his style is at the service of not only a sharp wit and intelligence, but a great depth of feeling. - Sunday Telegraph
Her scary, unsettling voice seems unexpected in poetry. It cuts her free of the crowd - The Times
B. 1926 D. 2014
I travelled, however, mainly to find places to come to rest in, places to write in, oases.
Bird's is a poetry of ideas, but unexpected, often extraordinary ones - Times Literary Supplement
Hampton is an open-minded writer, with the uncertainties and hesitations of the true seeker. - Stephen Lawrence
The verse flexes muscle after muscle...The writing...can hover and dance. It has genuine grace. - George Szirtes
Good writing gives energy, whatever it is about. But the fact that writers are dealing with essential issues...I think that's a necessary integration of literary writing with what's actually going on in our world. - Marilyn Hacker