The Gentleness of the Very Tall

Bloodaxe 1994
Poetry Book Society Recommendation


‘The metaphors and images are crazy and right: the rational mind stumbles over them, disorientated by their rakish juxtaposition, but as in a dream, they have a perfection; they strike to the bone.  This is poetry in the most traditional sense, not just word-play and image-play but also sound-play, music.’

Celia McCulloch, Writing Women


‘Sensuous and pensive…gentle yet surprisingly hard-hitting.’

Emma Perry, Time Out