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  • The title sequence both sends up and celebrates the talking cure

    Mark Sanderson, Sunday Telegraph
  • Water Sessions is a collection of fine psychological acuity and astringent beauty

    Adam Newey, Guardian
  • Sharp, slicing imagery gives Lasdun's poetry its deep notch of truth

    New York Times
  • [D]eeply literary, but cool as well... Urbane excursions in pastoral, these verses will ensure there are laurels on Lasdun's brow for many years to come

    Giles Foden, Guardian
  • It Isn’t Me” will doubtless illicit a pang of recognition from many readers; “Blues for Samson”, a candid but measured take on the capricious male libido, also deserves mention. In their reflective patter, formal dexterity, serio-comic tones and depth of feeling, these are the stand-out poems in an excellent book.

    Ben Wilkinson, TLS

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