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B. 1818 D. 1848
Vain are the thousand creeds / That move men's hearts... Emily Bronte
An exciting new voice ... his poems are carefully crafted and have a catholic appeal ... there is something painterly in how Brandon guides you through his work, like a diagonal guiding the eye. - Poetry London
Keenly felt; passionately, precisely and lyrically conveyed - Simon Armitage
One of Australia's most gifted poets of both the natural and the human world.
The combination of satiric spirit and exuberant style - half appalled, half-enchanted - is the outstanding characteristic of burns's poetry - Australian Book Review
Paradoxes interest me and the desire for beauty, for meaning, for whatever might counterbalance our commodified world... (Peter Boyle)
The verse flexes muscle after muscle...The writing...can hover and dance. It has genuine grace. - George Szirtes
B. 1897 D. 1970
Louise Bogan's art is compactness compacted. Emotion with her, as she has said of certain fiction, is 'itself form, the kernel which builds outward form from inward intensity.' Marianne Moore
B. 1870 D. 1953
When I am dead, I hope it may be said, 'His sins were scarlet, but his books were read.' - Hilaire Belloc