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B. 1503 D. 1542
It was no dream: I lay broad waking. Thomas Wyatt 'They Flee From Me'
Who wants to know / a story's end, or where a road will go? - Sheenagh Pugh, 'What If This Road'
I think of writing a poem as putting oneself in the moment, at the moment - an action more comprehensive, intuitive and mysterious than mere thinking ... - C. K. Stead
If death still comes / we'll strike a pose / and hold our breath / until he goes - Kevin Ireland
B. 1830 D. 1886
To see the Summer Sky / Is Poetry, though never in a Book it lie? / True Poems flee?
Dorothea Smartt reveals a poetic intelligence and maturity of form and content which definitely locates her among the best of her generation of poets. - Carol Boyce Davies
I trust my imagination and love of language to get me there. Anthony Lawrence
B. 1905 D. 2006
You must be careful not to deprive the poem of its wild origin. Stanley Kunitz.
I would like my poems to be windows not mirrors...A window cuts a shape, and I am fascinated by structure, harmony, balance - all those qualities which give definition to the view... - Peter Scupham
Poetry gives voice to what has no voice and form to what has no form, and creates the illusion of possession.
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