By Cliff Forshaw

Price: £9.00

ISBN: 978-1-910323-85-4

175mmx236mm, paperback, 56pp

Includes colour and black and white illustrations

Cliff Forshaw is a poet and painter. He has been a writer-in-residence in California, France, Romania and Tasmania, twice a Hawthornden Writing Fellow, and guest poet at the Festival Internacional de Poesía de Granada in Nicaragua 2016. Collections include Vandemonian (Arc, 2013) and Pilgrim Tongues (Wrecking Ball Press, 2015). Cliff researched classical and renaissance satire for his D.Phil at Oxford. In Satyr the Elizabeth Malcontent Satyrist returns from the dead to appraise the contemporary world.

“The high energy of Cliff Forshaw’s poems makes me think particularly of Donne and the other Metaphysicals: argument, wit, erudition and force of feeling all working to convey an authentic vision of the world we live in.” – Christopher Reid

“As always, Cliff Forshaw’s writing embodies a large intelligence. These are poems of voyage, exertion and discovery, enjoying the challenge of unpredictable and unusual locations, both geographical and psychological. At the same time, they demonstrate grounded, dependable craft. They never trick the reader, but, witty and exuberant, send us on our poetic journeys with new imaginative maps.” – Carol Rumens

“Cliff Forshaw is a poet of rooted non-attachments, a nomad of the suburbs and a boulevardier of the wild places. As maps go, Pilgrim Tongues is the one that will get you lost, but you’ll thank its author for it, later, or maybe even at the time.” – David Wheatley