"He is a rare mixture of intellect and real simplicity. Very conscious of the places words cannot reach, his poems create a space around them that is intensely good to be in."
"A new light in the European galaxy."
Peter Levi, Independent
"He is re-thinking Europe, revisioning history, in these poems of our times. Elegant, musing, relentless, inward, fresh. Poems of gentle politics and love that sometimes scare you."
"Hell and heaven are exhilaratingly interfused in these poems, and the poet's scale is his own littleness in 'this huge blind wind'. His poems loom and soar, veering from lines of one word to sweeping bravura meditations, and achieve a great beauty."
Adam Thorpe, Observer