'Robertson's lines have the luminosity of myth. The Wrecking Light is a work of extraordinary visionary power, its music bleak and beautiful, spare and unsparing' Adam Newey, Guardian 'The Wrecking Light is wholly convincing and the poems are written with a cold, exacting and imaginative awe ... this surely will be one of the outstanding collections of 2010' Paul Perry, Irish Times 'An impressive addition to one of the most powerful bodies of work on the contemporary scene ... The intensity and seriousness with which Robertson pursues his poetic vocation bear comparison with the magisterial figure of Robert Lowell' David Cooke, Poetry London 'The poet Robin Robertson's The Wrecking Light is my favourite Scottish book of the year: thunderingly powerful and as peaty as Laphroaig' Nick Barley, Scotland on Sunday Books of the Year 'Robertson's poetry is, in Wallace Stevens' sense, "the cry of its occasion", deeply felt but with a stern music interposed between poet and reader ... Robertson's world is a mixed realm of magic and reality, past and present, enchantments and dis-enchantments ... The work of a highly musical poet at the height of his powers' Brian Morton, Scottish Review of Books
About the Author
Robin Robertson is from the north-east coast of Scotland. His four previous collections have received a number of honours including the E.M. Forster Award and various Forward Prizes.