Waiting for World 93

Waiting for World 93

By Roger Caldwell

Price: £9.00

ISBN: 978 1 907356 24 7

William Oxley, reviewing Caldwell’s first collection, This Being Eden (2001), saw him as “a poet of ideas”, though noting that “feeling – that ultimate litmus test of any pure poem – gets round the ideas from time to time”. He praised the “unconventional ‘take’ of the poems on their various subjects”.

Jim Burns, reviewing the pamphlet collection Walking on the Moon (2009) in Ambit, likewise saw many of Caldwell’s  poems as “about ideas” and found that their “evocation of time and place does have an overall intention that gives it depth.”  He noted too “the touch of darkness” that lurks in “what initially seems a light-hearted approach.”