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The poem might be our only evidence that an event has occurred: it exists for us as the sole trace of an occurrence. - Carolyn Forche

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My poems are the product of a relationship between a side of my mind which is conscious, alert, educated and manipulative, and a side which is as murky as a primaeval swamp. - Andrew Motion

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Poetry's only obligation is to the truth. Whether this truth is widely popular or not is irrelevant. It should be the best truth possible and that is the only quality that gives it any hope of survival. - George Szirtes

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Keep it simple and make it visual seems to be the best idea. - Hugo Williams

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We were testing the range of the human voice - 'The Shout', Simon Armitage

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Kathleen Raine

B. 1908 D. 2003

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Young or old / What was I but the story told / By an unageing one? (Kathleen Raine, from 'Ah, many, many are the dead...')

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On Not Losing My Father’s Ashes in the Flood - Richard Harrison
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Old Moments - Alasdair Gray
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Photograph 1956 - Alasdair Gray
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An Author’s Lament - Alasdair Gray
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Miniatures - Simon Armitage
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Marechiare - Alan Brownjohn
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