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Through the sparseness and compression, Laird generates a haunting trove of subtle and enriching tonal orchestrations - Alan Gillis
Who wants to know / a story's end, or where a road will go? - Sheenagh Pugh, 'What If This Road'
B. 1818 D. 1848
Vain are the thousand creeds / That move men's hearts... Emily Bronte
B. 1909 D. 1973
A poem comes to be written ... when a certain phrase occurs to the poet and seems to touch off a whole train of ideas and associations and as it were fuse them together. - Charles Brasch
How concerned Paterson is to emphasize the continuity of human experience, from ancient times to now ... he does so from a standpoint of compassion for human frailty. - Jack Ross
Not only rich music, an easy lyricism, but also grit, and earthy honesty, a willingness to be vulnerable and clean. - Gwendolyn Brooks
I trust my imagination and love of language to get me there. Anthony Lawrence
B. 1930 D. 2009
John Fairfax's poems return us to the important sources: spells they braid linger and haunt like sweetness of a wood after rain. - Adam Thorpe