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All the choir of stars and panoply of heaven / Gaze down on our pygmy web. - from The Universe Looks Down, Chris Wallace-Crabbe
I'm interested in the power mechanisms, personal and political and sometimes a combination of the two, that prevent people from speaking. Esther Morgan
B. 1898 D. 1982
The best English poet between Eliot and Empson. - The Times Literary Supplement
B. 1893 D. 1978
This marvellous book has exceeded my expectations...it displays admirable craftsmanship, a subtle, musical ear and immense variety. John Mole on the Collected Poems of Sylvia Townsend Warner, South West Review
The lower-case lightness of Tom Raworth and the northern comic realism of Simon Armitage - The Guardian
...and the poem will not care that some walk past/afraid of the words we try out on our tongues/ hoping this finally is the language of God, /that he might hear it and respond. Kei Miller, from 'Speaking in Tongues'.
B. 1957 D. 2017
At once catalogues of ordinary, precise vision...and poems of musical and metaphysical ambition, Maguire is the heiress of Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman. Adam Phillips, The Observer
Almost all my poetry comes out of a sense of wonder at the sheer materiality of the world; and of bewilderment about how we know what we know. - Brook Emery
Writing that is full of remarkable, concentrated and pungent images - The Sunday Times
...one of the best, most generous, and most brilliantly readable poets currently making poems in America. - David Baker, 'Poetry', on Rodney Jones