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'here I am, on the edge of animation, / a dream, a dance, a fantastic construction'. Moniza Alvi
Lucid observations, smart conceits and insight into the contemporary world as a fragmented, self-constructed thing. - The Independent
'Inventive, striking and memorable, Morgan is one of the most original poets around.' Andrew Motion, Guardian Books of the Year
Here is a poet with a commanding style; her voice is entirely her own, both rich and laconic - Penelope Shuttle
Yaa de Villiers' silence-smashing poems (in this manner reminiscent of Carol Ann Duffy's The World's Wife) are sensitive, unafraid to be erotic, sometimes tragic, and always irreverent - Tolu Ogunlesi, Wasafiri magazine
I write because my ink must flow like blood. The written must be spoken. Patience Agbabi
B. 1850 D. 1894
All that was good, all that was fair, all that was me is gone. - Robert Louis Stevenson 'Sing Me A Song of A Lad That Is Gone'
B. 1793 D. 1835
With mast, and helm, and pennon fair, that well had borne their part - but the noblest thing which perish'd there, was that young faithful heart. - Felicia Hemans 'Casabianca'