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Reviews

  • If genius is operating anywhere in English poetry at present, I feel it is here, in Burnside's singular music

    Adam Thorpe, Observer
  • I love the way John Burnside looks at the world. He doesn't just look: he watches. He sees into secret spaces that lie somewhere between the hidden and the revealed... [He] crafts a poetry as precise in its detail, as subtle in its perceptions, as respectful in its attentions as the blade of a brain surgeon's scalpel

    Rachel Campbell-Johnston, The Times
  • A stunningly good writer of poetry and fiction

    Christina Patterson, Independent
  • The new appearance of a collection of John Burnside's poems is now an event... His has become a voice we rely on; he is a shaman-cum-seer who finds a lucid magic in the ordinary, a life of implication in passing moments, an X-ray truth, an inner light in our daily lives

    Tom Adair, Scotland on Sunday
  • Burnside has a stillness and emotional restraint, a respect for the observer and observed alike which is serious, exemplary and rare

    Times Literary Supplement

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