Fleur Adcock's poetry has been widely admired for its combination of verbal precision and technical control with a wide range of subject matter and tone. This volume includes a selection of early work from her first two collections. together with a substantial representation from her three most recent collections, High Tide in the Garden, The Scenic Route, and The Inner Harbour, all now unavailable. In addition, this volume includes 26 new poems.
"Her poems seem to rest on the page with a special lenient grace."—Peter Porter, Observer. "The most talented woman poet now writing in Britain."—Gavin Ewart