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I would like my poems to be windows not mirrors...A window cuts a shape, and I am fascinated by structure, harmony, balance - all those qualities which give definition to the view... - Peter Scupham

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Fuller is a wonderfully skilled craftsman and the grace and elegance of his style is at the service of not only a sharp wit and intelligence, but a great depth of feeling. - Sunday Telegraph

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Fay Zwicky

B. 1933 D. 2017

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Be precise, said wise Wei T'ai, / about the thing / but reticent / about the feeling. - from 'Poems and Things'

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Inside every madeleine, you could say, there is a lamington waiting to come out - Vincent O'Sullivan, from 'On Longing'

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Hampton is an open-minded writer, with the uncertainties and hesitations of the true seeker. - Stephen Lawrence

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My poetry addresses whatever catches me by surprise. - Michael Sharkey

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This is a poet of both truth and beauty - Rory Waterman, Times Literary Supplement

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Quirky, witty, moving Kathryn Simmonds' gift is to find joy and beauty in unexpected places. She invests the everyday world with an extraordinary luminosity. Jackie Kay

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E A Markham

B. 1939 D. 2008

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Markham is tireless in his resistance to orthodoxy, whether artistic, cultural or political. He speaks as he finds, in multiple, unpredictable voices. (Sean O'Brien)

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I jot one down and, like a sunbather,/ it turns and looks at me as if to say,/ OK, you've written me down. Fine!/ Go and amuse yourself somewhere! Annie Freud - from 'The Manipulation of Words'

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Robert Pinsky has what I think Shakespeare must have had: dexterity combined with worldliness, the magician's dazzling quickness fused with subtle intelligence... - Louise Gluck

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Ogden Nash

B. 1902 D. 1971

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Happiness is having a scratch for every itch. - Ogden Nash

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