Since the beginning of his career he has added uniquely and steadfastly to the riches of poetry in English. (Seamus Heaney
"All the work in "The Wreck of the Archangel" is luminous, articulated with a crackling, concentrated energy." Jeff Nuttall. (Time Out
"A deeply satisfying collection." James Aitchison. (Herald
"There can be few poets anywhere in the Western world writing as pure and unadulterated a poetry as that of Geoge Mackay Brown." Glyn Maxwell. (Times Literary Supplement
This collection of the poetry of George Mackay Brown, whose most recent work was a volume of short stories entitled The Masked Fisherman, centres on the theme of journeys - including an ill-fated 19th century trip ending off the Orkney island of Westray, from which the book takes its title.