Julia Darling was the warmest most generous of people, traits which she carried through into her writing career. She has left us a treasure trove of writing that will only grow in value as more and more people relate to her terrifyingly beautiful poems that twinkled with humour and defiance. I can’t think of anyone who will not miss her.
Here is a call to arms that only Julia, Brendan Cleary, Linda France and I will understand, ‘Up North Combine!’
Fly girl, fly.