• "A poet of great importance... fluent, inventive, funny, crackling with intellectual energy and at the very heart of our own time"

    Iain Crichton Smith, Scotsman
  • "Robert Crawford is one of the most distinctive of these new virtuosi. A gifted critic as well as a poet, he relishes the language game, but also keeps a grasp on more emotionally challenging matters"

    Carol Rumens, Independent
  • "Intelligent, witty, funny... These fine, acute poems, full of tight creases of meaning and sharp twists of language, show us better than most new fiction what is being lost and found every day in contemporary Scotland"

    James Wood, Guardian
  • "One of the most distinctive voices in contemporary Scottish literature"

    Keith Bruce, Herald