The Brittle Sea


This long awaited selection from Paul Henry’s work confirms a unique voice in contemporary poetry.

Readers can acquaint themselves with Henry’s vast gallery of characters, from the boy having his hair cut in “Daylight Robbery” to the ghosts of his long, Newport poem, “Between Two Bridges”. The new poems include “Steel” and a moving elegy for the painter Anthony Goble. Here is an essential book from the purest of lyric poets.

Seren 2010

‘So please, OH PLEASE, we beg, we pray, go throw your TV set away. And in its place you can install. A lovely bookshelf on the Wall.’
R. Dahl,Charlie & the Chocolate Factory