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Quirky, witty, moving Kathryn Simmonds' gift is to find joy and beauty in unexpected places. She invests the everyday world with an extraordinary luminosity. Jackie Kay
...one of the best, most generous, and most brilliantly readable poets currently making poems in America. - David Baker, 'Poetry', on Rodney Jones
Hirshfield's poems renew, reaffirm the power of language to move deeply, to articulate experience precisely. - The Antioch Review
Poetry is a way of living...a human activity like baking bread or playing basketball. - Robert Hass
B. 1916 D. 1990
A little nonsense, now and then, is relished by the wisest men. - 'Charlie & the Chocolate Factory', Roald Dahl
B. 1930 D. 1998
Poetry is the voice of spirit and imagination and all that is potential, as well as of the healing benevolence that used to be the privilege of the gods. - Ted Hughes
B. 1920 D. 2010
the most dynamic, brilliant, free-wheeling poet around, endlessly accessible and inventive - The Scotsman
B. 1929 D. 2012
If you think you can grasp me, think again - Adrienne Rich, from 'Delta'