In the same year a volume edited by Alison Mark
and Deryn Rees-Jones
entitled Contemporary Women's Poetry: Reading/Writing/Practice included a contribution by RP
called How and Why.
Padel, Ruth. “How and Why”. Contemporary Women’s Poetry, edited by Alison Mark and Deryn Rees-Jones, Macmillan Press; St Martin’s Press, 2000, pp. 12-17.
selected for his anthology Staying Alive, 2002, JS
's poem Goat. She also features in Deryn Rees-Jones
's anthology Modern Women Poets, 2006 (and in its companion critical volume, Consorting...
Carol Ann Duffy
was awarded an OBE in 1995. In 1999 she was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. She was created a CBE in the New Year's Honours List at the end of...
Critic Deryn Rees-Jones
remarks that SH
's dreamlike and surreal material demands that the reader respond both viscerally and intellectually.
Rees-Jones, Deryn. “My Love and Other Animals”. Mslexia, Vol.
, p. 43.
Sometimes, she adds, the effect is of celebration of cannibalism meet[ing] Julie Andrews
Reviewer Fiona Sampson
called SH[a]rguably the most distinctive truth teller to emerge in British poetry, remarked that her originality had sometimes scared off critical scrutineers, and praised her flamboyance and exuberance, enjoying the fact...
has said that all three sequences chart extreme experience with a dazzling excess.
, who began with negative comments about EB
, later developed admiration for her fine originality, always surprising, never rigid, flowing, juicier than Marianne Moore
who is her godmother.
Rees-Jones, Deryn. “Writing ELIZABETH”. Elizabeth Bishop: Poet of the Periphery, edited by Linda Anderson and Jo Shapcott, Bloodaxe Books, 2002, pp. 42-62.
, reviewing for The Independent, expressed admiration for KC
's technique, language, imagery, and her success in capturing the bewilderment, and scratchy impatience, of being a parent. Her supple, textured writing is...