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James Methven's brilliant twenty-first-century variations on Catullus won the Poetry Wales/Purple Moose Poetry Prize 2009.
"'After' Catullus they may be, but there is nothing passive about these concentrated, ingenious and ferociously funny versions. Marked by variegated obscenity and sudden flashes of disappointed love, Precious Asses is full of wit and cynicism. I read these poems with pleasure and admiration."