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B. 1914 D. 1981
The poem is an object which we make and set down, like an antique torso in an abandoned city, good, self-sufficient, durable, waiting for the people to come back. - M K Joseph
...You no longer /Want to seem what you are, but something /Harmless and familiar: in a landscape/Given to greenness and the cold pastels /Of stubble and field stone... David Wagoner from 'The Principles of Concealment.'
Linda Gregg brings us back to poetry...She is original and mysterious, one of the best poets in America. Gerald Stern
I would have words as tenacious as mules/ to bear us, sure-footed/ up the mountain of night... from 'Elemental' by Edward Baugh
Poetry gives voice to what has no voice and form to what has no form, and creates the illusion of possession.
Always use a well sharpened pencil / followed by a good eraser. / Watch the white emerge. - Caroline Caddy, 'Editing the Moon'
The kind of poetry that imbues the everyday, the tarnished and burnished, with the possibilities of the transcendent - The Times
Her poems are voyages of discovery. Literally. Over and over she writes about the journeys, physical and metaphysical, that are transformative experiences - Sarah Maguire, Poetry Review
The furthest distances I've travelled/ have been those between people. Leontia Flynn
B. 1921 D. 2017
Allen writes poetry that is limpid, very subtle and marvellously wise. - William Boyd
Mark Tredinnick's poetry is remarkable for the way in which it bears astute witness to the beauty and vulnerability of both landscape and our place within it. - Judith Beveridge