‘Being dyslexic, words are a complete mystery to me. Thus I find it astonishing that Lucy Dougan, on a daily basis, wrestles with words to construct beauty.
My favourite line is, ‘Time grazes, drops its guard.’ I guess I love it because there are moments when time does graze, and drops its guard. I’m in awe of Lucy being able to encapsulate that feeling into words. I guess I’d paint it, or try!
Lucy is heroic, immensely likable, compassionate and intelligent. If these traits are what it takes to be a poet, then – bring on the poets!’