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B. 1930 D. 2019
People do seem to need poetry; it makes our ordinary life feel richer. - Elaine Feinstein
...in a good poem the poet disappears. That's what the struggle with language is all about. The point is that in the finished poem you don't lay yourself bare. You create a strongbox of words. - Vicki Feaver
B. 1933 D. 2020
She is wise without portentousness, her technique faultless and her imagination fiery, political and fresh - Carol Rumens, The Independent.
B. 1930 D. 2021
Very intelligent, also witty, with a wide stretch of subject-matter and a great boldness - Anthony Burgess