John Burnside's finest collection since The Asylum Dance
John Burnside has published five works of fiction and ten previous collections of poetry, including The Asylum Dance, which won the 2000 Whitbread Poetry Award. His Selected Poems was published in 2006, alongside his celebrated memoir, A Lie About My Father.
Burnside is one of the most exciting and talented poets writing
today * Guardian *
John Burnside has become a defining and prolific presence in British poetry -- John McAuliffe * Irish Times *
To be both a poet and a novelist is highly unusual. To write so outstandingly well in both genres is a rarity indeed -- Melissa McClements * Financial Times *
Burnside is renowned for haunting imagery, but it's impeccable musical judgement that binds his lyrics together * Independent *
The Hunt in the Forest is his 11th collection and one of his best * The Times *