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B. 1850 D. 1894
All that was good, all that was fair, all that was me is gone. - Robert Louis Stevenson 'Sing Me A Song of A Lad That Is Gone'
Reid is a poet who lives on in the mind, becomes part of one's inner vocabulary. In every poetic generation that are not more than one or two like that. - The Poetry Review
Lord teach wings how/in the stark silence of these evenings/ in the fine chiselled rock spaces/ to fold and nest... - 'After Heartease New England', Velma Pollard
B. 1792 D. 1822
Our sweetest songs are those that tell of saddest thought. Percy Bysshe Shelley, 'Ode to a Skylark'
B. 1818 D. 1848
Vain are the thousand creeds / That move men's hearts... Emily Bronte
I trust my imagination and love of language to get me there. Anthony Lawrence
Jackson manages to seamlessly stitch a domestic world to that of her academic interests ... overlapping wit, humour, borrowings, lyricism and an accessible but surprising voice. - Paula Green
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
B. 1914 D. 1981
The poem is an object which we make and set down, like an antique torso in an abandoned city, good, self-sufficient, durable, waiting for the people to come back. - M K Joseph
B. 1952 D. 2018
The act of writing is a process of curiosity and discovery, with the unconscious mind leading, and everything focussing on finding the right concrete details. Matthew Sweeney
B. 1957 D. 2017
At once catalogues of ordinary, precise vision...and poems of musical and metaphysical ambition, Maguire is the heiress of Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman. Adam Phillips, The Observer