Bunting was a tremendous character, who was defined as much by his integrity and fierce independence as by his rare poetic talent. Burton's biography is an informative and inspirational tribute. The author writes with restrained affection and great empathy for a poet and thinker who lived his life with few compromises and some verve. Bunting's life story is rich and exhilarating to the extent that it would be unimaginable today. Burton's book is a worthy homage to an exceptional man. Thoroughly recommended to anyone looking for an insightful treatment of a woefully neglected artist.