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"Elizabeth Hazen’s poems very often begin in the realm of the personal, and by concentrating on particular details create a series of worlds that every reader can identify with. That alone is a significant achievement, and means Girls Like You is filled with touching and tender scenes. But what makes the book exceptional is the way it uses familiarity as a centre from which to expand into larger and more public spheres - places which are repeatedly darkened by a sense of threat, or by hard facts of confusion and violence. The result is a very rich kind of paradox:  poems that speak in a quietly meditative voice but are rife with terrors, describing a world we think we know but which turns out to be very strange." -Andrew Motion

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