Praise for Paul Perry
‘Paul Perry is prodigiously gifted poet.’
' Dark, dramatic ... bold and striking ... the pitch-black Jacobean tone of Perry's poetic shines with clarity and intensity.'
"His is an imagination without borders, a probing and unsettling intelligence lightly worn, a poetry that is as sensual as it is playful, real and celebratory, surging forth and then tautly reined in. It is the work of a singular imagination."
‘Paul Perry’s work has something of the eager declamatory enthusiasm of Whitman hearing America sing, or singing the body electric … his poetry is brimful of imaginative energy and tumbling surreal rhetoric ... passionate and playful ...’
‘It is the bitter-sweet taste, touch and word-feel of Perry’s experimentation, his desire like the best of painters, to reach further than his contemporaries, that makes him interesting … His voice should be heard and anyone who doesn’t buy a copy of this book is missing out on a real poetic find.’