Edward Ragg won the 2012 Cinnamon Press Poetry Award and his debut collection was A Force That Takes
(2013). His second volume, Holding Unfailing
(2017), charted the rise of modern China, whilst Exploring Rights
(2020) confronted ‘post-truth’ culture and the prospects of humankind’s survival. And Then the Rain Came
turns to love, physical and mental geographies, well-being and the vitality of the present. Set against the backdrops of the global pandemic and climate crisis, each poem embraces present perception in the awakening motif of rain.