Hinterland is an Open University set text, and has been taken up as a key syllabus title by many universities and colleges in Britain and the West Indies.
"E.A. Markham's anthology of Caribbean poetry in English should be ordered at once by all those who go by the title 'Head of English'. Failure to do so should be punished by the application of a rolled-up copy of Kes to the appropriate orifice. It may be that Markham has schools and colleges, as well as the general reader, in mind for Hinterland; its long, source-giving introduction, numerous photographs and autobiographical essays by all 14 poets give this anthology a vitality and depth echoed fully in the generous selection."
Carol Ann Duffy, The Guardian