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Peacocke's language is shriven, precise and terribly open to the dead, to absence. -- David Morley

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Richard Murphy

B. 1927 D. 2018

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He has the gift of epic objectivity: behind his poems we feel not the assertion of his personality, but the actuality of events, the facts and sufferings of history. -- Ted Hughes

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A poet confident in her mastery of the medium -- J.M. Coetzee

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Lewis Carroll

B. 1832 D. 1898

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Imagination is the only weapon in the war against reality.

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Beautiful Girls is not a book for the faint-hearted: it will survive as testament to poetry's force in overcoming - Chris McCabe

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C. H. Sisson

B. 1914 D. 2003

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The last English modernist ? Guardian

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A poet of rare lyric intensity - Oxford Companion to English Literature

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Haunting, hilarious, exquisitely inventive - Mark Ford

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'Every time I think a new thought I can smell an old one burning.' Emily Berry

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"This is sanity speaking, with a mask of tragedy pulled up from its face. This is a stunning poet arguing with the failing authority of her culture, the whole Silk Road curled up and hissing by her feet." Valzhyna Mort

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Here is a poet with a commanding style; her voice is entirely her own, both rich and laconic - Penelope Shuttle

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Celebratory, mournful, critical and tender - Poetry London

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