Bloodaxe 1992

Red introduces us to a clever, accessible new voice.  Energetic, ranging, witty, candid, informal and excitingly individualistic, Linda France’s work makes use of many available styles, and often incorporates the swiftness, tightness and unfazed engagement with actuality of the best journalism…There is much sensuous pleasure in the “skin” of things, and in language itself.  Red opens up important new territory for poetry, and will appeal not only to those who already enjoy reading, but give those who suspect poetry is irrelevant to them a rare inducement to think again.’

Carol Rumens


‘Wide-ranging, bold and entertaining…’

Helen Dunmore, Poetry Review


‘Her empathy with other voices and her fearlessness in approaching a wide range of subject-matter command respect…’

Jamie McKendrick, TLS