One of Scotland's most accomplished literary talents.
Alan's poems are glorious. Sharp, clear-eyed, seasonal, cyclical, devastatingly sensuous little moments that catch the heart with intimations of the whole big thing of being alive, here, now. So precise they make you want to sneeze, or laugh. A joy and a delight.
He is a gentle writer, but never sentimental. The beautiful moments have always been earned. He is a writer to cherish, one offering deep and fulfilling pleasures. (Allan Massie)
Spence is a calm and necessary visionary ... This is Spence in essence, all openness of instinct and imagination. (Ali Smith)
150 haiku bursting with Alan Spence's characteristic verve and wit.