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‘My starting point for the Jamestown book was a manuscript list of nearly sixty women sent over to Virginia, which I consulted one freezing December morning.’
‘I write far too much, I think, which means I have to decide which poems make it out of the notebook. Many are left behind. ‘
‘Nowadays my poetry is much more serious in both intent and content, but I’m still fascinated by the intensities of language and the freedom that poetry offers.’