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7 poems available

'the sky is a reservoir of wrong-headed questions'. Jack Underwood

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5 poems available

Bergin's perceptions are sharp, her senses of history, community, and relationships deep and acute, and her technical control over language and form is assured and graceful - Tower Poetry

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Jane Weir

B. 1963

6 poems available

I was a long bodice partly sewn to a skirt, a hem picking / up everything

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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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3 poems available

Peacocke's language is shriven, precise and terribly open to the dead, to absence. -- David Morley

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Richard Murphy

B. 1927 D. 2018

3 poems available

He has the gift of epic objectivity: behind his poems we feel not the assertion of his personality, but the actuality of events, the facts and sufferings of history. -- Ted Hughes

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A poet confident in her mastery of the medium -- J.M. Coetzee

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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

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6 poems available

'True poetry, sensationally assembled.' Peter Porter

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4 poems available

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

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3 poems available

Celebratory, mournful, critical and tender - Poetry London

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pared-down precision and scorching intensity - Helen Dunmore

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