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B. 1503 D. 1542
It was no dream: I lay broad waking. Thomas Wyatt 'They Flee From Me'
B. 1793 D. 1864
If life had a second edition, how I would correct the proofs?. John Clare
It's an existential act, it's vocational, a necessity, a way of working things out.
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
Not only rich music, an easy lyricism, but also grit, and earthy honesty, a willingness to be vulnerable and clean. - Gwendolyn Brooks
As activities, writing poetry and climbing have few connections, apart from a heightened sense of being and awareness, of being fully engaged. Andrew Greig
We've all led raucous lives,/ some of them inside, some of them out./ But only the poem you leave behind is what's important. Charles Wright (from 'Littlefoot')
Particles of observation, incomplete phrases and strange juxtapositions seem welded by some hidden charge into a power of feeling. - John Powell Ward
The kind of poetry that imbues the everyday, the tarnished and burnished, with the possibilities of the transcendent - The Times