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I'm drawn to what you might think of as traditional lyric poetry; it's an enduring, effective, powerful means of expression.
Resonant and lyrical, linguistically precise and emotionally evasive, often at the same time - The Guardian
Glyn Maxwell covers a greater distance in a single line than most people do in a poem. Joseph Brodsky
She deserves unequivocal recognition as one of Wales's foremost English-language poets of the last half-century. - Matthew Jarvis
B. 1878 D. 1917
The simple lack / Of her is more to me / Than others' presence. Edward Thomas, 'The Unknown'
In the face of loss - human, natural, temporal - McQueen finds salvation in language. Often her work is about artistic endeavour itself: the desire to freeze time, the realisation that this is impossible - Sarah Quigley
Maurice Riordan's patient, contemplative poems of love and memory follow the example of Robert Frost in slowly releasing their reach and complexity while maintaining hailing distance of the proverbial - Sean O'Brien
[Her] poems come to us with the intimacy of whispered secrets - Paul Batchelor
My goal is to combine the confessionalism of the Alvarez era with the modernist panache of the Forties poets I admire. Todd Swift
B. 1792 D. 1822
Our sweetest songs are those that tell of saddest thought. Percy Bysshe Shelley, 'Ode to a Skylark'
Who hoards the twilight in an old bottle of broken words, / is yet forgiven, having known only your shadows. - 'Poem beyond Love', Richard Reeve