"Catherine Byron is the heir to a luminous tradition, a housekeeper of souls. Her poems write themselves where they ought: on the inside of your skin."
Praise for The Fat-Hen Field Hospital:
"taut, brilliantly focussed... a very exact poet... hungry to enter other histories." Helen Dunmore, Poetry Review
"always possessed of a strong lyric voice, Byron is remarkable for a but unsparing eye for the almost unsayable."
"Catherine Byron's powerful delivery... was one of the best moments of Listowel '93."
Eileen Battersby, The Irish Times
Catherine Byron grew up in Belfast, raised daughters and goats in the west of Scotland, and now lives in the English Midlands. This is her sixth poetry collection. She is also the author of Out of Step: Pursuing Seamus Heaney to Purgatory (1992). She teaches writing and medieval Literature at The Nottingham Trent University.