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A poet of rare lyric intensity - Oxford Companion to English Literature

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I write because my ink must flow like blood. The written must be spoken. Patience Agbabi

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Liz Berry

B. 1980

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Ecstatic, quicksilver poems, ablaze with originality, curiosity and a passion for words. Ruth Padel

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A unique and extraordinary body of work. -- Frances Leviston

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Anonymous is a well-known and prolific poet.

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Walter Scott

B. 1771 D. 1832

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The owl from the steeple sing, 'Welcome, proud lady.' - Walter Scott 'Proud Maisie'

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Strands of autobiography, a deeply sensuous ecology of place, historical narratives; the inner world of imagination and the often difficult realities of the postcolonial nation are interwoven in McWatt's bold but carefully worked out architecture. Peepal Tree

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The mountaineer climbs the mountain because it's there; the poet writes poetry so that it should continue to be there.

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No other British poet I am aware of can match the powerful mythic imagination of Pascale Petit - Les Murray

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Dense yet taut poems, grounded in an everyday enriched by an intelligent, idiosyncratic awareness -- Carrie Etter

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The composition stage of the poem is not finished until I am satisfied with how the poem works in the mouth and in the ear as well as in relation to its imagery and its meaning.

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'Francis shows us how exactingly language is a form of attention and how poetry can hold our attention in spectacular ways'. The Guardian

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