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'The moment of inspiration can come from memory, or language, or the imagination, or experience - anything that makes an impression forcibly enough for language to form.'


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'I grew up in a bookless house - my parents didn't read poetry, so if I hadn't had the chance to experience it at school I'd never have experienced it. But I loved English, and I was very lucky in that I had inspirational English teachers, Miss Scriven and'


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'If I felt, in the event of a royal wedding, inspired to write about people coming together in marriage or civil partnership, I would just be grateful to have an idea for the poem. And if I didn't, I'd ignore it.'


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'I still read Donne, particularly his love poems.'


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'I have piles of poetry books in the bathroom, on the stairs, everywhere. The only way to write poetry is to read it.'


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'It's always good when women win things in fiction because it tends to be more male-dominated, unlike poetry, which is more equal.'


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'Poetry and prayer are very similar.'


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'Auden said poetry makes nothing happen. But I wonder if the opposite could be true. It could make something happen.'


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'I grew up in a bookless house - my parents didn't read poetry, so if I hadn't had the chance to experience it at school I'd never have experienced it. But I loved English, and I was very lucky in that I had inspirational English teachers, Miss Scriven and'


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'I think poetry can help children deal with the other subjects on the curriculum by enabling them to see a subject in a new way.'


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'You can find poetry in your everyday life, your memory, in what people say on the bus, in the news, or just what's in your heart.'


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'If I felt, in the event of a royal wedding, inspired to write about people coming together in marriage or civil partnership, I would just be grateful to have an idea for the poem. And if I didn't, I'd ignore it.'


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'Christmas is taken very seriously in this household. I believe in Father Christmas, and there's no way I'd do anything to undermine that belief.'

 

 

 

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