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She has the comic's knack of placing a lot of weight on thin-shouldered words, words blurred by common currency which are suddenly brought into sharp focus and don't really want to be. Beyond the laughs there's great poignancy - Observer
The balance of passion and poise is a constant tension in Davis's work - PN Review
We are born to bring light / To honour the blessing of each moment / The gift of every life - Malika Ndlovu
a talent for avoiding the predictable and deconstructing the recognisable - Stride
B. 1931 D. 2014
Gerard Benson's poetry transfigures the ordinary and leaves an aftertaste of mystery in the mind.Michael Glover, The Independent
B. 1837 D. 1909
In a coign of the cliff between lowland and highland, at the sea-down's edge between windward and lee, walled round with rocks as an inland island, the ghost of a garden fronts the sea. - Algernon Swinburne 'A Forsaken Garden'
B. 1771 D. 1832
The owl from the steeple sing, 'Welcome, proud lady.' - Walter Scott 'Proud Maisie'
Bryce's phrasing is precise, her word-play sensuous, smart and snappy. The Guardian.