“The extraordinary verbal richness and ambition of this book should not be mistaken for obscurity. Kevin Mills deals unapologetically in deep veins of learning, whether early astronomy or Mesopotamian myth, but his knowledge is always leavened with a curiosity and, frequently, a kind of impish delight... Any reader who is willing to play the game will come out feeling themselves acquainted not just with new knowledge but with a new attitude to knowledge; it will leave them wanting more. These poems reach out... The writing is witty and tender, delicate and tough. It consistently charms us out of the every-day...”
Philip Gross, T.S. Eliot Prize-winner
“Kevin Mills is a poet with an original vision – intense, playful, ironic, deeply serious.”
Kevin Mills currently lectures at the University of Wales, Glamorgan, where he specialises in Shakespeare and the English Renaissance. His first poetry collection, Fool, was published by Cinnamon Press in 2009.