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'One of our finest poets of thwarted or impossible love' - Adam Thorpe, the Guardian
Glyn Maxwell covers a greater distance in a single line than most people do in a poem. Joseph Brodsky
I take what the world throws at me, and spin, twist, skim, fly, flip, throw it back - Selima Hill
B. 1840 D. 1928
Poetry is emotion put into measure. The emotion must come by nature, but the measure can be acquired by art. Thomas Hardy
'A poet of sassy urban heartache, deftness, humour and considerable ingenuity' - Michael Glover
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.