“Following her earlier major long poems, ‘Vaughan Variations’ and Batu-Angas, Cluysenaar has found... a new source for continuing her profoundly serious meditations on nature and the making of human life in time. It is a book firmly rooted in a Welsh place and Welsh landscapes, but with a sense of connections far across space and time. Migrations on the whole is a sustained yet various collection of poems, at once movingly personal and philosophical, by one of our most thought-provoking and accomplished poets.”
Anne Cluysenaar was born in Belgium but is an Irish citizen. She was educated at Trinity College, Dublin and the University of Edinburgh. She is secretary of the Usk Valley Vaughan Association, editor and poetry editor of Scintilla and visiting teacher of Creative Writing at the University of Wales, Cardiff. She has published several poetry collections, including Timeslips: New & Selected Poems (Carcanet, 1997), Batu-Angas: Envisioning Nature with Alfred Russel Wallace (Seren, 2008) and Water to Breathe (Flarestack, 2009). Her work also appears in Poetry 1900-2000: One Hundred Poets from Wales (Library of Wales, 2007). She is a fellow of Academi.