"The title sequence both sends up and celebrates the talking cure" (Mark Sanderson Sunday Telegraph
is a collection of fine psychological acuity and astringent beauty" (Adam Newey Guardian
"Sharp, slicing imagery gives Lasdun's poetry its deep notch of truth" (New York Times
"[D]eeply literary, but cool as well... Urbane excursions in pastoral, these verses will ensure there are laurels on Lasdun's brow for many years to come" (Giles Foden Guardian
"”It Isn’t Me
” will doubtless illicit a pang of recognition from many readers; “Blues for Samson
”, a candid but measured take on the capricious male libido, also deserves mention. In their reflective patter, formal dexterity, serio-comic tones and depth of feeling, these are the stand-out poems in an excellent book." (Ben Wilkinson TLS
A powerful new collection - his first in 11 years - from one of our finest poets.