• "Writer with exceptional gifts."

    Peter Kemp, Sunday Times
  • "Verve and intelligence... a beauty of feeling and language."

    Douglas Dunn, Evening Standard
  • "Excellent... Thorpe's poems are finely scored for the voice, but they go beyond the recognisable into the mystical."

    Peter Porter, Observer
  • "Erudite, observant, an artist with the language."

    Martyn Crucefix, Poetry Review
  • "It's hard to imagine greater skill or concision... There are never going to be many poets in any generation who leave you strapped for superlatives; excitingly, Thorpe is one of them."

    Robert Ports, Literary Review