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How easy it is to do something / different, how hard to do / it better, is the message I get / as I hear the tyres purr - 'Training on the Peninsula', Brian Turner
The Laskey effect...is of suddenly sensing that more meaning is inherent in 'ordinary' moments than we were expecting. - Mark Halliday
Are words no more than waving, wavering flags? - 'The right word', Imtiaz Dharker
Poetry gives voice to what has no voice and form to what has no form, and creates the illusion of possession.
Some of the most turbulent moments in life through a sharp, clear lens. Maura Dooley
Her scary, unsettling voice seems unexpected in poetry. It cuts her free of the crowd - The Times
Inside every madeleine, you could say, there is a lamington waiting to come out - Vincent O'Sullivan, from 'On Longing'
Writing that is full of remarkable, concentrated and pungent images - The Sunday Times
One of Australia's most gifted poets of both the natural and the human world.
I go to the rockpool at the slack of tide/ to mind me what my poetry's for. - Jen Hadfield from 'Daed-traa'.
B. 1934 D. 2014
Pain is filtered in a poem so that it becomes finally, in the end, pleasure. Mark Strand