"He is by turns hilarious and subversive, a master of the cheekily surreal, whose conspiratorial mateyness often conceals a grinning skull" (New Statesman
"Very individual, imaginative, fresh work... The poems are disquieting, odd, dark, beautifully honed and cadenced" (Ruth Padel Financial Times
"Always original, genuine and generous, Matthew Sweeney's poetry has matured to the point where its artistry can be recognized. He's brilliant on stories that disclose the strange, the ironic, the sad" (Douglas Dunn)
"Here are the small and great truths of the imagination that bursts forth out of our daily lives. Sweeney's poems are reflective, funny, supremely inventive and impeccably written. This is contemporary poetry at its very best" (Charles Simic)
Macabre, surreal, and wondrous, the poems here travel cities, landscapes, and the interior worlds of thought and dream.