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A dynamic reader, Eggleton has a rapid-fire delivery that releases a torrent of images, some startling, ugly, or funny - Greg O'Brien
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
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
For it to exist in the real world, my work has to be bigger than myself.
I defy anyone to listen to a performance of his poetry and not come away uplifted - Poetry Review
Her scary, unsettling voice seems unexpected in poetry. It cuts her free of the crowd - The Times
Schmidt is always a stringent poet, never shy of painful truth - Helen Dunmore
The poet's reading, like his words, is energetic and as alive as quicksilver - The Observer
How you became a poet's a mystery! / Where did you get your talent from? / I say: I had two uncles, Joe and Harry - / one was a stammerer, the other dumb.- 'Heredity', Tony Harrison
B. 1896 D. 1974
Burn Ovid with the rest. Lovers will find/ A hedge-school for themselves and learn by heart/ All that the clergy banish from the mind,/ When hands are joined and head bows in the dark. - 'Penal Law' by Austin Clarke