• Solemn scrutiny, intoxicating lyricism and a dark imagination.

    Ben Wilkinson, Guardian
  • Hugely impressive… [Benson] has the modest exactitude of a true poet.

    Kate Kellaway, Observer
  • Fiona Benson’s debut collection may have been the most impressive published by a British poet last year. The 45 poems in “Bright Travellers” capture both her versatility…and her sense of balance. Themes of violence and loss, shown most vividly in her accounts of motherhood, are paired seamlessly with moments of great tenderness.

    The Economist

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