Douglas Dunn, Poetry Review
"Sail is a lyric poet in the classic mouldÖ He has a wonderful confidence with metaphor, rhythm and timingÖ This is the most heartening collection since Douglas Dunn's Elegies."
"These are fastidious, pleasurable, wittily evocative poems, but haunted by disharmony, by a sense of edges and endings, the silence after music, the end of the mazeÖ Lawrence Sail creates marvellous exotic miniatures, enamelled models of perception which repay reading and re-reading for their vivid description."
Hugh Haughton, Times Literary Supplement
"Literate, warm, often wittyÖ a book to feel at home in, and that is a welcome sensation."
Martin Dodsworth, The Guardian