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Her quietly assured verse demonstrates its real sophistication in the intelligence of its commentary. To put it another way, she says such interesting things that you want to know what comes next. - Independent
She deserves unequivocal recognition as one of Wales's foremost English-language poets of the last half-century. - Matthew Jarvis
B. 1906 D. 1984
Now if the harvest is over / And the world cold / Give me the bonus of laughter / As I lose hold. - 'A Nip in the Air', John Betjeman
The verse flexes muscle after muscle...The writing...can hover and dance. It has genuine grace. - George Szirtes
'Every time I think a new thought I can smell an old one burning.' Emily Berry
B. 1921 D. 1996
The essence of Orkney's magic is silence, loneliness and the deep marvellous rhythms of sea and land, darkness and light. - George Mackay Brown
Bird's is a poetry of ideas, but unexpected, often extraordinary ones - Times Literary Supplement
B. 1743 D. 1825
Woman! too long degraded, scorned, opprest; / O born to rule in partial Law's despite, / Resume thy native empire o'er the breast! Anna Laetitia Barbauld, 'The Rights of Women'
B. 1612 D. 1672
All things within this fading world hath end. ('Before the Birth of One of Her Children')
Bergin?s perceptions are sharp, her senses of history, community, and relationships deep and acute, and her technical control over language and form is assured and graceful. ? Tower Poetry