'Beautiful and lyrical.' -- Daily Mail
'Burnside's poems have the rare power to alter one's perception of the world and of language...' -- Judges of Whitbread Poetry Award 2000
'Dizzyingly beautiful.' -- Daily Telegraph
'If genius is operating anywhere in English poetry at present, I feel it is here, Burnside's singular music.' -- Adam Thorpe
From the Publisher
John Burnside's last collection, The Assylum Dance, was shortlisted for all three major poetry awards in 2001. It went on to win the Whitbread Poetry Award 2000 for best collection.