'The images in this impressive first collection sneak up suddenly on the reader, a sudden recognition of something familiar, seen in a new way, viewed from a different angle ... Highly recommended.' --John Murphy, The Lake
'Patrick Lodge is a poet who is never trivial or merely fashionable. His work is distinguished by its plenitude, depth, and truth to experience.' --David Cooke, The North
'There are poems here to engage as well as to admire. Achingly descriptive, his subject matter various - the past, other places, other poets ... Some poems are right in every word ... so very well told.' --Sam Smith, The Journal
About the Author
Patrick Lodge was born in Wales, lives in Yorkshire and travels on an Irish passport. His poetry has appeared in magazines and anthologies in England, Wales, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and the USA. He was a prize winner in the 2009 Envoi International competition. An Anniversary of Flight
is his first collection.