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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
The balance of passion and poise is a constant tension in Davis's work - PN Review
We are born to bring light / To honour the blessing of each moment / The gift of every life - Malika Ndlovu
B. 1931 D. 2014
Gerard Benson's poetry transfigures the ordinary and leaves an aftertaste of mystery in the mind.Michael Glover, The Independent
Bryce's phrasing is precise, her word-play sensuous, smart and snappy. The Guardian.
B. 1572 D. 1637
Drink to me only with thine eyes, and I will pledge with mine. - Ben Jonson 'Song To Celia'
B. 1631 D. 1700
From harmony, from heavenly harmony, this universal frame began. - John Dryden 'A Song For St Cecilia's Day'
Syntactically complex, discursive, lyrically rich, yet threaded through with a demotic swagger - Gerard Woodward
Glyn Maxwell covers a greater distance in a single line than most people do in a poem. Joseph Brodsky