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'this spiral / of making while unmaking while / the world goes round' -- Mary Jo Salter, 'Young Girl Peeling Apples'
Richard Price retains an individual voice in which intense feelings of love, or dislocation, are packing into often short, complex lyrics -- Carol Ann Duffy
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
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
a talent for avoiding the predictable and deconstructing the recognisable - Stride
B. 1931 D. 2014
Gerard Benson's poetry transfigures the ordinary and leaves an aftertaste of mystery in the mind.Michael Glover, The Independent
B. 1837 D. 1909
In a coign of the cliff between lowland and highland, at the sea-down's edge between windward and lee, walled round with rocks as an inland island, the ghost of a garden fronts the sea. - Algernon Swinburne 'A Forsaken Garden'