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B. 1631 D. 1700
From harmony, from heavenly harmony, this universal frame began. - John Dryden 'A Song For St Cecilia's Day'
'Certainly among the most gifted, vivid, and deft poets now writing in English, and far better than many who are more famous' Anthony Hecht
Syntactically complex, discursive, lyrically rich, yet threaded through with a demotic swagger - Gerard Woodward
Glyn Maxwell covers a greater distance in a single line than most people do in a poem. Joseph Brodsky
Lord teach wings how/in the stark silence of these evenings/ in the fine chiselled rock spaces/ to fold and nest... - 'After Heartease New England', Velma Pollard
B. 1893 D. 1918
My subject is War and the pity of War. The Poetry is in the pity. Wilfred Owen
Through the sparseness and compression, Laird generates a haunting trove of subtle and enriching tonal orchestrations - Alan Gillis
A dynamic reader, Eggleton has a rapid-fire delivery that releases a torrent of images, some startling, ugly, or funny - Greg O'Brien
B. 1793 D. 1864
If life had a second edition, how I would correct the proofs?. John Clare