Ivor Gurney was a prolific composer and poet and the author of "War Letters." As a result of his involvement in World War I, he spent the last 16 years of his life in mental institutions. P. J. Kavanagh is a writer, an editor, and a former columnist for the "Spectator" and the "Times Literary Supplement." He is the author of "Collected Poems," "The Perfect Stranger," and "Voices in Ireland" and the editor of "The Essential G. K. Chesterton" and "The Oxford Book of Short Poems." He is the recipient of the Cholmondeley Award for poetry, the Guardian Fiction Prize, and the Richard Hillary Prize.
"I commend this collection . . . it reflects the sheer plentitude of Gurney's output. It is a joy to explore." Robert J. Yates, "Ivor Gurney Society Journal""