From the Back Cover
The emotional directness and honesty of Brian Patten's work is what singles him out as one of the country's few truly accessible and popular poets.
In this impressive and imaginative collection he casts a distinctive light upon the world we live in, and upon the darker corners of the self.
'The master poet of his genre, the only one continually and successfully to "ring true"'
'He thinks and feels ferociously'
'A magic ability to turn radiant imagination loose…'
About the Author
Brian Patten was born in Liverpool in 1946 and is now recognised as one of Europe’s leading contemporary poets. His work is translated into many languages worldwide, and his collections (available in Flamingo) include ‘‘Grinning Jack’, ‘Love Poems’, and ‘‘Storm Damage’.
He is also well known for his children’s poetry and novels, and is the editor of the ‘Twentieth Century Book of Children’s Verse’.