"The poems have a deftness of touch, a strongly visual impact, and employ an active language delighting in, as Tennyson said, 'fitting aptest words to things'. There is poignant seriousness and playful humour in poems that take a slantways view of the world and its history and therefore make us see things as if for the first time."
Matt Simpson, Stride (on Quarll)
Chris Considine is a poet and former school-teacher who has lived for many years in Swaledale, North Yorkshire, though she is now planning a move to Plymouth. Her publications include St. Cuthbert and Bystanders (Redbeck Press, 2001) and Swaledale Sketchbook (Smith/Doorstop, 2002), which was shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best First Collection. Her first full collection, Learning to Look, was published by Peterloo Poets in 2003, followed by Quarll, also from Peterloo, in 2006.