Jeni Couzyn

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  • ''For me being a poet is a job rather than an activity. I feel I have a function in society, neither more nor less meaningful than any other simple job. I feel it is part of my work to make poetry more accessible to people who have had their rights withdrawn from them.''
    Jeni Couzyn (b. 1942), South African poet; relocated to England. As quoted in Contemporary Poets, 3rd ed., by James Vinson (1980).
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