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Choman Hardi answers questions on her Kurdish background and the influence this has on her poetry and painting.
B. 1753 D. 1784
Remember, Christians, Negros, black as Cain/ May be refin'd, and join th' angelic train.- Phillis Wheatley
Rich and fierce, Sarah Howe's poems are alive to the complex stories and voices that cohere around objects, family and place. . . surprising and moving. . . - EDMUND DE WAAL
These hands have Moulded monuments, created crafts, healed hearts. Khosi Xaba, from 'These Hands'
Morley conjures a marvellous sense of nature as intimacy, something precise yet loaded and of immense importance to us. George Szirtes
'this spiral / of making while unmaking while / the world goes round' -- Mary Jo Salter, 'Young Girl Peeling Apples'
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
Sparkling poems full of sensuous richness and linguistic inventiveness - Edwin Morgan
A haunting music full of subtlety of thought and religious echoes. -- Charles Bainbridge, The Guardian
'Out of this zany dark and ice we will carry/longing and the sun in our eyes forever.' Christine De Luca, Light Show at the Botanics