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  • Burnside is one of the most exciting and talented poets writing today

  • John Burnside has become a defining and prolific presence in British poetry

    John McAuliffe, Irish Times
  • To be both a poet and a novelist is highly unusual. To write so outstandingly well in both genres is a rarity indeed

    Melissa McClements, Financial Times
  • Burnside is renowned for haunting imagery, but it's impeccable musical judgement that binds his lyrics together

  • The Hunt in the Forest is his 11th collection and one of his best

    The Times

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