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B. 1929 D. 2012
If you think you can grasp me, think again - Adrienne Rich, from 'Delta'
B. 1926 D. 2015
He is an incomparable stylist, a wry ironist, a philosopher of words. The only category in which he fits justly is that of poet. (Guy Davenport)
B. 1927 D. 2017
For me, poetry is very much the time that it takes to unroll, the way music does...it's not a static, contemplatable thing like a painting or a piece of sculpture. - John Ashbery
B. 1933 D. 2020
She is wise without portentousness, her technique faultless and her imagination fiery, political and fresh - Carol Rumens, The Independent.
B. 1938 D. 2017
I'm fascinated by what he's doing. He's an extraordinary poet (Robert Creeley)