Window on the Garden is a book-length poem, written over the span of one year, charting the simple pleasures a garden brings, the humorous encounters it provides and the reflective ongoing life of the poet as he observes, reads, mows the grass and prunes the trees. The result is a deceptively simple yet enlightening insight into the complex workings of the mind that coexist alongside the delightful ordinariness of everyday life.
‘Has the quietly observant modernism of Schuyler and Williams at the window; the nature notes are also registering the nature of perception.’
Richard Price, Painted, spoken
‘Impossible to describe, like Joni Mitchell and James Joyce deciding to rewrite Thomson’s The Seasons in the style of Sappho.’
James Wood, Scotland on Sunday
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