Richard Poole

Richard Poole’s publications include five collections of poetry, a trilogy of dark fantasy novels, a critical biography of Richard Hughes and many essays and reviews. He is an ex-editor of Poetry Wales. His website is

“…often, in his love poems, sharpness of intellect crystallizes emotion into imagery that is both strong and delicate…”– D. M. Thomas, TLS

“…obviously a poet endowed with intelligence, sensitivity and humour.” – Anne Stevenson, TLS

“…one of the pleasures is Poole’s control of imagery and rhythm, and the sense of an alive, alert mind behind the poems.”– John Barnie, Poetry Wales

“The largeness of Poole’s cosmic perspectives gives to the best of his love poems an impressive metaphysical dimension.”– Glyn Pursglove, New Welsh Review

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