"Graham has a way of finding... fugitive rays of light."
"A wide-ranging and accomplished book... with a very fine point and a capacity for empathy which brings the reader so close to the subject that it seems as if we are thinking the poems ourselves."
Peter Bennet, Other Poetry
Until recently, Desmond Graham was Professor of Poetry at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, but is now a full-time writer with homes in Newcastle and southern Germany. Flambard Press has published four previous collections by him, After Shakespeare (2001), Milena Poems (2004), Heart work (2007) and The Green Parakeet (2009), as well as Two Darknesses (1994), a selection by the major Polish poet Anna Kamienska that he co-translated. Heart work was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation. Desmond Graham is also known as the biographer and editor of the poet Keith Douglas, with works published by Faber and Carcanet, and the author of the sixth in the Newcastle/Bloodaxe Poetry series, Making Poems and Their Meanings (Bloodaxe, 2007).