Craig Raine


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  • ''The task of the artist at any time is uncompromisingly simple—to discover what has not yet been done, and to do it.''
    Craig Raine (b. 1944), British poet, critic. Guardian (London, August 19, 1988).
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  • ''Great writers arrive among us like new diseases—threatening, powerful, impatient for patients to pick up their virus, irresistible.''
    Craig Raine (b. 1944), British poet, critic. Independent on Sunday (London, Nov. 18, 1990).

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In The Kalahari Desert

The sun rose like a tarnished
looking-glass to catch the sun

and flash His hot message
at the missionaries below--

Isabella and the Rev. Roger Price,
and the Helmores with a broken axle

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