Perceptive, persuasive and carefully crafted, the poems of Kate Bingham’s third collection, Infragreen, are a joy to read. Although she writes mostly about the quotidian, her sympathetic wit and keen eye can transform the everyday, allowing us to see things as if for the first time, with a shimmering freshness.
‘Kate Bingham's Quicksand Beach, shortlisted for the Forward Prize, offers an urgent interrogation of the ways in which we love – as parents and children, husbands and wives. Her command of form is enviable and her grasp of subject-matter complete.’ - The Guardian
‘Bingham has the unusual ability to write convincingly and infectiously about happiness – the happiness of family and parenthood.’ - Sunday Times
‘There’s something profoundly English about these intelligent, technically accomplished poems: understated, almost self-deprecating, but subtly rewarding.’ - Financial Times, Picks of the Year 2006