Crockatt has created a quasi
Viking tale, set in the landscapes and seascapes of territories once partially
or wholly under Viking control – the north-east corner of Scotland where he now lives, the West Coast of
Scotland where he used to live, and, in one poem, Iceland. It is a story in which
people love, go to war, and suffer – the form of the poems may be new to some
but the emotional landscape will be familiar to all.