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B. 1922 D. 2008
Gissa smile Sun, giss yr best / good mawnin' one, fresh 'n cool like - 'Sun O (2)', Hone Tuwhare
B. 1912 D. 1980
Air falls under the heavy yoke of bells - 'Sunday Morning', Denis Glover
B. 1935 D. 2014
The best reading of a poem involves a simultaneous engagement of the eye and ear.
My goal is to combine the confessionalism of the Alvarez era with the modernist panache of the Forties poets I admire. Todd Swift
B. 1503 D. 1542
It was no dream: I lay broad waking. Thomas Wyatt 'They Flee From Me'
I don't want to be one of those ivory tower writers; I want to affect people's lives.
B. 1936 D. 2014
There are few contemporary poets whose work breathes so broadly and generously. - Adam Thorpe
If death still comes / we'll strike a pose / and hold our breath / until he goes - Kevin Ireland