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'Old' was a winner in the 2014/15 Poetry Business Competition, judged by Billy Collins.


‘A gathering of smart poems, sophisticated in their spot-on phrasings, their elegant formal designs, and their clever ironies.  A few of these acutely musical poems belong in an anthology titled 'Best All-Time Sexy Poems'

-               Billy Collins


 'Du Toit's mappings of sensation and separation ... possess something of the exoticism, mystery and at the same time glassy formality, of a Douanier Rousseau painting.'

-               Stewart Conn


Born in Cape Town in 1951, Basil du Toit has been living in Edinburgh since 1980 and sees himself as an increasingly Scottish poet. His poems have appeared in Poetry Review, Stand, New Writing Scotland and Flora Poetica, The Chatto Book of Botanical Verse.

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