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Nature is Owen's alembic. She writes with delicacy and strength, passion and intellect. - David Gilbey, Australian Book Review
Forget the corny comedian: Pam Ayres is a proper poet, whose wistful, funny, and perceptive verse captures both the joy and unfairness of life. - Sunday Times
The furthest distances I've travelled/ have been those between people. Leontia Flynn
Hampton is an open-minded writer, with the uncertainties and hesitations of the true seeker. - Stephen Lawrence
Intimates' faces up to life at every turn. It celebrates, it laments, it answers back. David Constantine.
I think of poetry as an art of seeing, an art by which, in my blindness, I learn to see. - Jeremy Hooker, 'At the Edge'
B. 1930 D. 2019
People do seem to need poetry; it makes our ordinary life feel richer. - Elaine Feinstein
Keep it simple and make it visual seems to be the best idea. - Hugo Williams
The poet shouldn't draw attention to his stylistic self; the poem should be a lens through which something crucial is seen. - Peter Dale