• "Superb, substantial and intricately varied... One of the wonderful things about Symmons Roberts is his way of pushing poems – and himself with them – in a direction you were not expecting. He constantly reconstitutes the world... Symmons Roberts reminds us of how easy it is to see human extremity without seeing it – a moving feat in what is a first-rate collection."

  • "There is pleasing variety here… Articulate and well-achieved… Symmons Roberts’s voice reverberates the most."

    Literary Review
  • "Enchanting."

    Daily Telegraph
  • "It is a book for our times, hopeful yet grounded, and not above its subject."

    The Times Literary Supplement