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"This is sanity speaking, with a mask of tragedy pulled up from its face. This is a stunning poet arguing with the failing authority of her culture, the whole Silk Road curled up and hissing by her feet." Valzhyna Mort

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pared-down precision and scorching intensity - Helen Dunmore

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'Completely original, both very funny and existentially bleak. No-one else is writing poems remotely like these'. Magma

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8 poems available

She is one of very few poets to be equally probing and technically sophisticated in both languages, intuitively sensitive to the peculiarities of each. Ruth McIlroy, Planet

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What we cannot speak about we must

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5 poems available

'One of our finest poets of thwarted or impossible love' - Adam Thorpe, the Guardian

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Glyn Maxwell covers a greater distance in a single line than most people do in a poem. Joseph Brodsky

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I take what the world throws at me, and spin, twist, skim, fly, flip, throw it back - Selima Hill

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Reality is where things happen - Michael Jackson

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Thomas Hardy

B. 1840 D. 1928

5 poems available

Poetry is emotion put into measure. The emotion must come by nature, but the measure can be acquired by art. Thomas Hardy

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'A poet of sassy urban heartache, deftness, humour and considerable ingenuity' - Michael Glover

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Jan Owen

B. 1940

4 poems available

Nature is Owen's alembic. She writes with delicacy and strength, passion and intellect. - David Gilbey, Australian Book Review

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