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B. 1911 D. 1979
All her poems have written underneath - 'I have seen it.' - Randall Jarrell
Ecstatic, quicksilver poems, ablaze with originality, curiosity and a passion for words. Ruth Padel
B. 1956 D. 2021
wen yuh see she walk//holdin freedom water//balance pon she head - 'caribbean woman', Jean 'Binta' Breeze
Our response to the world is essentially one of wonder, of confronting the mysterious with a sense, not of being small, or insignificant, but of being part of a rich and complex narrative. From 'Strong Words', John Burnside
Keenly felt; passionately, precisely and lyrically conveyed - Simon Armitage
When I am most deeply absorbed in writing a poem I feel that I am 'translating' images, and sounds, rhythms and an emotional 'tone' into words. - Sujata Bhatt
One of Australia's most gifted poets of both the natural and the human world.
The combination of satiric spirit and exuberant style - half appalled, half-enchanted - is the outstanding characteristic of burns's poetry - Australian Book Review
B. 1931 D. 2014
Gerard Benson's poetry transfigures the ordinary and leaves an aftertaste of mystery in the mind.Michael Glover, The Independent