Mercer Simpson went to school in Suffolk and university in Cambridge, but has spent much of his life teaching in Wales. He was for many years on the Executive of the Welsh Academy. This is his third poetry collection and includes many traditional poems of nostalgia and calm reflection.
"Mercer Simpson's poetry is an interesting blend of the thoughtful, the wistful and the speculative, with in equal measure warmth and a gentle wit." - Robert Nisbet in the Bulletin of the Welsh Academy.