'These poems are richly suggestive and yet intimidatingly austere... He enacts [a] beautiful casuistry... This is worth the wait. Wainwright keeps his powder dry for the apt occasion, which then ushers the reader back into the maze itself a 'phantasm of order' of this most uncommonplace book.' --Sean O'Brien, The Guardian, 20 October 2012
About the Author
Jeffrey Wainwright was born in Stoke-on-Trent in 1944 and was educated locally and at the University of Leeds. He has taught at the University of Wales, Long Island University in Brooklyn and for many years at the Manchester Metropolitan University, where he was Professor of English until 2008. He is married to Judith Wainwright with whom he had two grown-up children. They live in Manchester and spend some parts of the year in Italy. Jeffrey Wainwright has written many articles and reviews on poetry and two books of criticism, Poetry the Basics (2004) and Acceptable Words:Essays on the Poetry of Geoffrey Hill (2005), and has translated plays by Peguy, Corneille and Koltes for radio and stage.