• "Enthralling, witty and deeply educative"

    Christina Hardyment, The Times
  • "Fry's extraordinary book is an idiot's guide to the writing of poetry, a primer, a tutorial with funny turns, an earnest textbook."

    Independent on Sunday
  • "Even if you have no intention of sitting down and writing a poem, Fry's enthusiasm for his subject is such that after listening to this, even a prosaic old grump like Victor Meldrew might be inclined to sit down and write a sonnet or two."

    The Guardian