• Frank and outrageous ... it has made me, like many others, more excited about poetry than I have been in a long time

  • Full of outrageous guilty pleasures. She writes with the cheek of Frank O'Hara

  • Funny, clever and deadpan and kept me hanging on every line ... Her writing has a freshness and straightforwardness that strides confidently off the page

    Jon McGregor, Observer
  • The deadpan comic bravado of the New Zealand poet Hera Lindsay Bird looks literary decorum in the eye and dares it to blush

    Jeremy Noel-Tod, Sunday Times
  • A literary phenomenon ... goofy, funny and tender, her energy and sensitivity will captivate

  • Without doubt the most arresting and original new young poet, on the page and in performance

    Carol Ann Duffy

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