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B. 1935 D. 2014
The best reading of a poem involves a simultaneous engagement of the eye and ear.
Maurice Riordan's patient, contemplative poems of love and memory follow the example of Robert Frost in slowly releasing their reach and complexity while maintaining hailing distance of the proverbial - Sean O'Brien
Dorothea Smartt reveals a poetic intelligence and maturity of form and content which definitely locates her among the best of her generation of poets. - Carol Boyce Davies
For it to exist in the real world, my work has to be bigger than myself.
Some of the most turbulent moments in life through a sharp, clear lens. Maura Dooley
B. 1921 D. 2017
Allen writes poetry that is limpid, very subtle and marvellously wise. - William Boyd
B. 1957 D. 2017
At once catalogues of ordinary, precise vision...and poems of musical and metaphysical ambition, Maguire is the heiress of Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman. Adam Phillips, The Observer