• "Fuller's book should encourage many to go off and puzzle out poems for themselves"

    Fiona Sampson, Sunday Times
  • "John Fuller is both a well-published poet and a well-tested critic of contemporary poetry. This new book gets to grips with the essential puzzlement of poetry...It is not a densely theoretical book, but written engagingly and approachably"

  • "It leaps from peak to peak, fuelled by an immense amount of learning and experience"

    Nicholas Lezard, Guardian
  • "A witty, erudite and illuminating book, which encourages one to enjoy the puzzles and pleasures of poetry without fear"

    Brandon Robshaw, Independent on Sunday
  • "Intriguing and witty"

    The Lady