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Fuller is a wonderfully skilled craftsman and the grace and elegance of his style is at the service of not only a sharp wit and intelligence, but a great depth of feeling. - Sunday Telegraph

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The furthest distances I've travelled/ have been those between people. Leontia Flynn

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The lower-case lightness of Tom Raworth and the northern comic realism of Simon Armitage - The Guardian

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Hampton is an open-minded writer, with the uncertainties and hesitations of the true seeker. - Stephen Lawrence

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This is where I come from if it's true / to say I come from somewhere not just / anywhere south of the imagination - David Musgrave, from 'Lagoon'

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Keenly felt; passionately, precisely and lyrically conveyed - Simon Armitage

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Poetry, above all, is a series of intense moments - its power is not in narrative. I'm not dealing with facts, I'm dealing with emotion. Carol Ann Duffy

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Allen Tate

B. 1899 D. 1979

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A poem may be an instance of morality, of social conditions, of psychological history; it may instance all its qualities, but never one of them alone, nor any two or three; never less than all. Allen Tate

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Good writing gives energy, whatever it is about. But the fact that writers are dealing with essential issues...I think that's a necessary integration of literary writing with what's actually going on in our world. - Marilyn Hacker

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I am a poet who is a woman, not a woman poet. - Ruth Fainlight

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I would say that the poem exists in a space somewhere between the reader and the author, and in a sense belongs to neither, and both. - Don Paterson

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A keeper of the artistic estate, a custodian of griefs and wonders - Seamus Heaney

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