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B. 1753 D. 1784
Remember, Christians, Negros, black as Cain/ May be refin'd, and join th' angelic train.- Phillis Wheatley
He has created over the last twenty years a poetry of great tenderness in praise of the farming landscape and its human keepers. -- Les Murray
These hands have Moulded monuments, created crafts, healed hearts. Khosi Xaba, from 'These Hands'
To soothe you / I ran back down to take a photo: / it's a splendid one of the horse / but you're only a hurrahing speck
B. 1925 D. 2016
His poems are meant for everyone ... A genuinely popular poet, who deserves to be better known. - Peter Porter
Not poems of investigation, but poems of indignation ... Marsh finds self-fulfillment in the act of speaking for the Pacific culture and its inhabitants - Poetry Salzburg Review
What thou lovest well remains, / the rest is dross / What thou lov'st well shall not be reft from thee / What thou lov'st well is thy true heritage -- Ezra Pound, Canto LXXXI
Ron Butlin is that rare breed - a poet who takes the novel form and shows it is ripe for reinvention. Playful, haunting and moving, this is writing of the highest quality. - Ian Rankin
Once this poem is finished, you may find me/both taking and giving breath, wherever I can.' Tom Pow,' 'The Bar at the Well of Love'
Catherine Byron's poems write themselves where they ought: on the inside of your skin. Hilary Mantel
The balance of passion and poise is a constant tension in Davis's work - PN Review