...a very sharp eye for observing life's ironies and the all-too-rare ability to hold the reader's interest.' Sunday Times
About the Author
Alan Brownjohn was born in 1931. At Oxford his poet contemporaries included Anthony Thwaite, Geoffrey Hill, U. A. Fanthorpe, Adrian Mitchell and Jenny Joseph. Since publishing his first collection, The Railings (1961), he has been an admired and influential presence in English poetry. In recent years he has produced translations of plays by Goethe and Corneille, and three novels, the latest being A Funny Old Year (2001).This is Alan Brownjohn's twelfth volume of poetry, including his Collected Poems - to be reissued by Enitharmon Press in 2006. As critic he currently reviews new verse for the Sunday Times, as well as poetry and fiction for other journals. He lives in Belsize Park, in north-west London.