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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

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She deserves unequivocal recognition as one of Wales's foremost English-language poets of the last half-century. - Matthew Jarvis

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Patricia Beer

B. 1924 D. 1999

2 poems available

Every writer nearly always has a lost woman. - Patricia Beer

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John Betjeman

B. 1906 D. 1984

2 poems available

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

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Dan Burt

B. 1942

4 poems available

The verse flexes muscle after muscle...The writing...can hover and dance. It has genuine grace. - George Szirtes

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'Every time I think a new thought I can smell an old one burning.' Emily Berry

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George Mackay Brown

B. 1921 D. 1996

5 poems available

The essence of Orkney's magic is silence, loneliness and the deep marvellous rhythms of sea and land, darkness and light. - George Mackay Brown

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Julia Bird

B. 1971

6 poems available

Bird's is a poetry of ideas, but unexpected, often extraordinary ones - Times Literary Supplement

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Anna Laetitia Barbauld

B. 1743 D. 1825

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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'

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Anne Bradstreet

B. 1612 D. 1672

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All things within this fading world hath end. ('Before the Birth of One of Her Children')

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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

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Alison Brackenbury loves, lives, hymns and rhymes the natural world and its people like no other poet. Gillian Clark

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