Setting Out for the Mad Islands

Setting Out for the Mad Islands

By Roger Caldwell

Price: £10.00

ISBN: 978-1-910323-42-7

135mm x 210mm, paperback, 86 pages

William Oxley, writing in Acumen, saw Roger Caldwell as “a poet of ideas”. Jim Burns, writing in Ambit, noted “a touch of darkness” lurking behind a light-hearted approach.  Alison Brackenbury, reviewing his first Shoestring collection, Waiting for World 93 (2011), noted that it began with a French flourish and ended in a cosmic joke; she described him as “a necessary poet”. The present collection, bringing together work written over two decades, jostles intellectual adventures with journeys both historical and psychological, finding cause both for satire and for celebration.

Read the London Grip Poetry Review here.